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Near Thamesville in Chatham-Kent, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Tecumseh

1768-1813

 
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. Tecumseh Marker
Inscription.  Born in a Shawnee village in what is now Ohio, Tecumseh became in the 1770s co-leader with his brother, the Prophet, of a movement to restore and preserve traditional Indian values. He believed a union of all the western tribes to drive back white settlement to be the one hope for Indian survival and spread this idea the length of the frontier. Seeing the Americans as the immediate threat, he allied himself with the British in 1812, assisted in the capture of Detroit and was killed near here at the Battle of the Thames on 5 October 1813, while retreating with General Proctor from Amherstburg.

Né dans un village shawnnee de l'Ohio, Tecumseh prit avec sôn frère "le Prophète", dans les années 1790, la tête d'un mouvemént visant à restaurer et à préserver les traditions indiennes. Il croyait et professa, que l'union de toutes les tribus de l'Ouest contre les B1ancs était le seul espoir de survie des autochtones. Considérant les Américains comme la menace 1a plus immédiate, il se joignit aux Anglais en 1812, participa à la prise de Détroit et à la campagne sur la Miami. Il fut tué près d'ici, à la bataille de la Thames, alors qu'il

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accompagnait les troupes du général Procter retraitant d'Amherstburg.

 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 5, 1813.
 
Location. 42° 33.93′ N, 81° 55.822′ W. Marker is near Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent. Marker is on Longwoods Road (Provincial Highway 2) 4.2 kilometers east of Victoria Road (Provincial Highway 21), on the right when traveling east. The historical marker is located in a Historical Park, that commemorates the Battle of the Thames, and the marker is affixed to the front side of a stone monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14376 Longwoods Road, Thamesville ON N0P 2K0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Moraviantown, 1813 (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Why Choose This Site? (within shouting distance of this marker); Participants in the Battle of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Tecumseh Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the front side of the stone monument.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Participants in the Battle of the Thames (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thamesville.
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. Tecumseh Marker
View, without being able to see the historical marker, of the monument that the historical marker is affixed to.
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. Tecumseh Marker
View of the commemorative plaza dedicated to the Battle of the Thames, and the memory of Tecumseh, where the historical marker is located.
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
5. Tecumseh Marker
Another view of the commemorative plaza dedicated to the Battle of the Thames, and the memory of Tecumseh, where the historical marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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