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May 2005
The Frontiersmen
by Allan W. Eckert

Historical Background

Simon Kenton and Other Frontiersmen

Tecumseh and the Native Perspective

  • The long-running outdoor drama Tecumseh!, written by Allan Eckert, is performed each summer in Chillicothe, Ohio (the white Chillicothe, that is)

  • Shawnee tribal history by Lee Sultzman

  • Chief Logan’s Lament, in which the former peacemaker mourned his family, massacred by a party led by Jacob Greathouse, and explained why he had taken up the tomahawk, is listed among the Top 100 American Speeches at the Online Speech Bank. See pages 102-104 of The Frontiersmen for contemporary reaction to Logan’s remarks.

  • Blue Jacket Historical Critique—a series of articles compiled by descendant G. Carlyle Hinshaw outlining recent historical research indicating that Shawnee chief Blue Jacket and white captive Marmaduke Van Swearingen were not really the same man

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