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Near Thamesville in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Tecumseh

1768-1813

 
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 33.93′ N, 81° 55.822′ W. Marker is near Thamesville, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on Longwoods Road (Provincial Highway 2) 4.2 kilometers east of Victoria Road (Provincial Highway 21), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14376 Longwoods Road, Thamesville, Ontario N0P, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Tecumseh Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the front side of the stone monument.
. 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 (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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 28 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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