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Tecumseh Saving Prisoners.

  • ARTIST: John Chapin

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1860.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 5 1/2 x 7 7/16" (13.3 x 18.9 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Tecumseh was the Native American leader of the Shawnee. Outraged by the Treaty of Fort Wayne, which gave the United States three million acres of Native American land, he tried in vain to thwart the American expansion. His attempts were first made in the form of threats to the other Indian nations who had sold the land. When those did not work, he threatened William Harrison, who was governor of the new territory. When words failed, Tecumseh waged war against the settlers in what would become known as Tecumseh's War. The war is often regarded as having finished in 1811, but Tecumseh, unwilling to give in, joined forced with the British during the War of 1812. His death at the Battle of Thames marked the end and many of the tribes surrendered. <br><br> Beyond the battles, Tecumseh is remembered for uniting several Indian tribes to fight for his cause, though it should be noted that many also declined, unwilling to break the peace agreement they had with the U.S. government.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with modern hand color. Some soiling in the margins.