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Tecumseh Point boulder photograph
Description: Caption reads: "Boulder on Vine St. at Tecumseh Point, marking site where Tecumseh and The Prophet lived in 1806-7." Tecumseh (1768-1813) began to establish a reputation as a leader during the Indian Wars of the late eighteenth century, when he fought in several minor skirmishes and the Battle of Fallen Timbers. He refused to sign the Treaty of Greenville, fearing that it would increase white settlement and eventually cost American Indians their land. He argued that all American Indians held land in common and that one tribe could not cede the land to the U. S. government. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh supported the British, in hopes of regaining lost land. He was killed during the Battle of the Thames in 1813. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: index
Subjects: American Indians in Ohio; Military Ohio
Places: Greenville (Ohio); Darke County (Ohio)