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Tecumseh Among the Cherokee
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday April 16, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park will present a 30-minute, ranger-led, talk that will look at the
life of the charismatic Shawnee chief and warrior, Tecumseh. This program will take
place at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District’s Gateway Site (10 Hamm Road,
Chattanooga, TN 37405). Visitors are welcome to bring folding chairs and are
encouraged to dress accordingly for weather conditions.
Shawnee leader Tecumseh became one of the most famous, feared, and respected
American Indian leaders in the early 19th Century, being widely admired in his lifetime,
even by Americans who fought against him. He sought intertribal unity to ally native
nations to form a solid front against the expansion of white settlement into their lands.
Earlier in his life, Tecumseh came to stay with the Chickamauga Cherokee and their
famed leader, Dragging Canoe. That time, though short, was impactful on the young
Shawnee. Years later, he sought to use some of the hard lessons learned from the
Chickamaugas in his effort to save his people and their homeland.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the
Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website
at www.nps.gov/chch.
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