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‘Several tribes, especially the Cherokees and Creeks in the South and the Shawnees, Kickapoos, Miamis, and others north of the Ohio River, held substantial military power.’

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‘Pontiac himself claimed to have waged war ‘solely on repeated invitations made me by the Delawares, Iroquois, and Shawnees.’’‘This Indian Territory was where eastern Indian tribes such as the Kickapoos, Delawares, and Shawnees lived.’‘Harrison"s force was attacked by Shawnees led by the Shawnee Prophet, a brother of Tecumseh.’‘The signatories, however, by no means spoke for all Shawnees - much less all Cherokees or Ohio Country Indians - and the death of Sir William Johnson in 1774 threatened to plunge the entire Northern Superintendency into disarray.’‘September 10, 1764: A letter was written to Bouquet from the Virginia frontier by Colonel Andrew Lewis, stating that he had ‘certain Intiligance’ from the Shawnees and Delawares.’‘The Iroquois trail became the Great State Road connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, and the Great Trail, used by the Shawnees, Delawares, and others, became the first military road in the Ohio Valley.’‘Anderson well understands that Delawares, Shawnees, and other semi-dependents broke free of the League, but they were not its most serious problem.’‘Tecumtha of the Shawnees of Ohio was urging America"s Indians to declare for the British and push out of Indian land forever the rude settlers who appeared to think they were the only Americans who mattered.’‘In 1758, during the Seven Years" War, the fifteen-year-old Jemison was captured by Shawnees at her family"s farm in Pennsylvania.’‘April 14, 1764: A servant of an Indian trader, Gershom Hicks, who had been captured by the Shawnees in May of 1763 and quickly turned over to the Delawares made an interesting assertion.’‘Included as well are Tecumseh"s ties to the Creeks and an equal number of entries that describe the Shawnees " wartime experiences.’‘There are descendants among more than 50 different Indian nations, such as the Mohawk; the Seneca; the Shawnee; the Delaware; the Ottawa and the Navajo.’‘Perhaps the greatest native leader to have arisen since Europeans first arrived in North America was Tecumseh of the Shawnee.’‘Sugden also demolishes the old story, recently embraced by the novelist Alan Eckert and favored by some historians, that Blue Jacket was white, taken into captivity at a tender age and adopted by the Shawnee.’‘In that year the Whig candidate was William Henry Harrison, who had become well known after his defeat of the Shawnee at the Battle of Tippecanoe decades earlier.’‘That the two are associated directs attention towards Richard Johnson, since Tecumseh was a Shawnee.’‘An Indian chief - I suppose a Shawnee - singled him out with his rifle, and bade others of his warriors do the same.’‘Tenskwatawa retired to Canada with a British pension, but returned in 1826 and accompanied the Shawnee when they were moved, first to Missouri, and then to Kansas, where he died.’‘In 1817 some Cherokees made the journey west to join original inhabitants like the Kiowa, Shawnee, Comanche, and Pawnee.’