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Genl. Harrison & Tecumseh.

  • ARTIST: John Chapin

  • PUBLISHER: Virtue & Co. Publishers, N.Y.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1860.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 5 3/8 x 7 7/16" (13.6 x 19 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: The Treaty of Fort Wayne in 1809 is an important part of American history. The newly formed country was expanding, and as they did so conflicts with the Native Americans grew. The treaty was made as part of a peace agreement between the United States government and the tribes in the area. Three million acres of Native American soil was sold to the government and William Harrison became governor of the newly formed territory of Indiana. The treaty was not free of conflict, however. Tecumseh, the leader of the Shawnee Indian Nation, was outraged by the agreement. He felt the tribes has no right to give land away, much less sell it to outsiders, despite the fact that his people had no claim to the land themselves. In an effort to have the treaty nullified, Tecumseh spoke with the Native American leaders in the area. When his words failed to take root, he approached Harrison, who refused to give in. During their conversation Tecumseh is said to have lost his temper and threatened Harrison. In the end both sides parted without conflict, but Tecumseh's War was about to begin.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for discoloration in the margins.