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Lecture to trace Tecumseh’s quest to secure native homeland

A free public event Wednesday, November 7, will discuss the efforts of native leader Tecumseh to secure a place for First Nations during the Anglo-American conflict leading to the War of 1812.

The Humanities Research Group presents “Tecumseh and the Quest for a Native Homeland,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

Historian Sandy Antal’s presentation will

  • trace the evolution of the Anglo-Native connection;
  • outline the Native struggle for their land prior to the war of 1812;
  • examine the rationale of the renewed Anglo-Native alliance in 1812;
  • discuss British government attitudes toward the Native alliance;
  • follow the losing allied struggle that culminated in the battle of Moraviantown;
  • discuss the Native homeland issue at the Ghent peace talks; and
  • summarize the legacy of Tecumseh and his quest.

Darryl Stonefish, tribal historian of the Moravian Band Delaware Nation, will speak on the impact of the War of 1812 on the Native tribes, particularly on the Moravian Delaware of Fairfield.