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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chief Tecumseh

1768 - 1813

 
 
Chief Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. Chief Tecumseh Marker
Inscription.  
The great Shawnee leader lives on as a symbol of Native pride and pan-Indian identity. In the years 1810 and 1811 Tecumseh defended the rights of his people in meetings in Vincennes with William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory.

"The Trail of the Whispering Giants"
By sculptor Peter "Wolf" Toth
Dedicated 2009
to the City of Vincennes

 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismPeaceWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 38° 41.058′ N, 87° 31.673′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on Hart Street west of 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Hart Street, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old French House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tecumseh and Harrison
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(about 600 feet away); The Baty Place (about 700 feet away); "Grouseland" (about 700 feet away); Indiana Territory (about 700 feet away); Revolutionary War Patriots (about 700 feet away); Millstones from Emison Mills (about 700 feet away); Sarah Knox Taylor (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carving Chief Tecumseh's Monument in Vincennes, Indiana. You Tube video (Submitted on December 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. "Tecumseh and the Prophet". The Passive Voice review of "“Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation,” by Peter Cozzens. (Submitted on January 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Chief Tecumseh and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. Chief Tecumseh and Marker
Chief Tecumseh image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
3. Chief Tecumseh
Carved by Peter Toth
Chief Tecumseh image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Bigden
4. Chief Tecumseh
This image of Tecumseh by F. Bigden appeared in The War of 1812 by John Richardson and Alexander Clark Casselman 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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