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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tecumseh

1768 - 1813

 

—Shawnee —

 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
1. Tecumseh Marker
Sculptor: Leonard McMurry Donated by Frances Billingsley
Inscription. A noted warrior / statesman who
conceived a confederation of Indian
Tribes to stem the flow of white
migration, revitalize tribal culture
and preserve tribal lands along the
Mississippi Valley. Killed in the
Battle of Thames River, 1813

 
Erected by The National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
 
Location. 35° 4.344′ N, 98° 13.659′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Touch for map. At The National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians. Marker is at or near this postal address: 851 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontiac (here, next to this marker); Chief Joseph (here, next to this marker); Jim Thorp (here, next to this marker); Stand Watie (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Regarding Tecumseh. “ Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mochican, the Pocanet, and other powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man, as snow before
Tecumseh image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.)
2. Tecumseh
the summer sun ... Sleep not longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws ... Will not the bones of our dead be plowed up, and their graves turned into plowed fields? ”
—- Tecumseh, 1811, 'The Portable North American Indian Reader'
( Turner III, Frederick [1973]. "Poetry and Oratory", The Portable North American Indian Reader. Penguin Book, 246-247. ISBN 0-14-015077-3)
 
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia,. Tecumseh (Tekoomse: "Shooting Star"[2] or "Crouching Panther") is believed to have been born on March 9, 1768 just outside the current town of Xenia, Ohio, to the "Dancing Tail" (Panther) clan. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. From Wikipedia,. The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812 which took place on October 5, 1813, near Chatham, Ontario, in Upper Canada. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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