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Native History: The Day Tecumseh’s Prophecy Rocked the World This Date in Native History: Earthquakes and eclipses of the sun were among the deeds attributed to Tecumseh and his brother, but legends surrounding Tecumseh are as great as the truths, said Shawnee Second Chief Ben Barnes. “It is hard to know without proof or specific oral history just exactly what happened” on August 11, 1802 he said. There is evidence that Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, were prophets and visionaries who may have changed history had there been a little more help from the British, and more faith from certain tribes. Tenskwatawa was a victim of the times, with an intense longing for the ways of his childhood and a sense of hopelessness for the future. Fed up with the ever encroaching, land stealing whites, Tecumseh took his brother’s prophecy and called for all Natives to unite as one people against the whites. Tecumseh’s successful mobilization of so many Natives proved to the United States that the war had not been won.

North Carolina Museum of History homepage Events Calendar > National History Day in North Carolina Saturday, April 26 Students from throughout the state compete at this competition. History Day promotes interest in history among students and to assists teachers in relating history more effectively. Click here to watch the live awards ceremony at 2:45 p.m. For more information about this program, click here. Reader’s Theater: Camp Followers Friday, May 2, 7–9 p.m. $5 per person, ages 13 and up; free, children 12 and under with adult To register, call 919-807-7992. Celebrate Preservation Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Celebration Preservation: Moving Midway Saturday, May 3, 1 p.m. Time for Tots: Start Your Engines Tuesdays, May 6 and 13, 10–10:45 a.m. History à la Carte: “Th’ Bullfrog” Wednesday, May 14, noon–1 p.m. Willard “Th’ Bullfrog” McGhee Many are familiar with the delta and Chicago versions, but the Piedmont blues embody a distinct sound and rhythm and their own set of lyrical themes. >More events

Embarcations autochtones - Canots d'ecorce Le canot d'écorce, à la solide mais légère charpente interne en bois, allie une grande capacité de transport à un poids minimal. Idéales pour voyager sur le réseau de lacs et de cours d'eau, souvent impétueux, qui s'étend sur la partie nord du continent, ces embarcations pouvant être portées étaient utilisées par des Autochtones de toutes les provinces et territoires du Canada. On pouvait aisément transporter un canot de 4,2 m et pesant environ 22,7 kg pour effectuer les nombreux portages qu'il fallait faire dans les forêts du centre et de l'est du Canada. Ces anciens canots étaient également très résistants et même s'ils risquaient d'être endommagés par des pierres, ils pouvaient contenir de lourdes charges pour la navigation dans les eaux peu profondes. Comme un seul homme les manoœuvrait aisément avec une rame, les canots étaient l'embarcation idéale pour les cours d'eau rapides ou peu profonds qu'on rencontre fréquemment dans les régions boisées.

Traditional Native American Recipes from the Cooking Post Jerry's Own World Famous True Triumph of the Culinary Art Blue Corn Flapjacks Two eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup Tamaya Blue brand roasted cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Mix all ingredients in a blender. Wait until bubbles form on top of flapjack then flip artfully with a great flourish and considerable bravado. Remove from grill when second side is cooked. Top of recipe page Jerry's Own World Famous True Triumph of the Culinary Art Blue Corn Scones 1/2 cup Tamaya Roasted Blue Corn Meal 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 lb. chilled butter 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease & flour a baking sheet Stir the dry ingredients in a bowl then cut the butter into the dry mixture with a pastry blender (or suitable substitute) to form a course meal. Blue Corn and Flour Tortillas (Modern Style)

National Museum of the American Indian Tecumseh Tecumseh (/tɛˈkʌmsə/; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh has become an iconic folk hero in American, Aboriginal and Canadian history.[1] Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare.[2] With Americans continuing to encroach on Indian territory after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas (the collective name for the colonies of Upper Canada and Lower Canada), and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. Family background[edit] Shawnee lineage was recorded paternally, which made Tecumseh a member of the Kispoko. Early life[edit] Frontier conflicts[edit]

Black Soldier to His Enslaved Daughters, and to the Owner of One of the Daughters [Benton Barracks Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. September 3, 1864] My Children I take my pen in hand to rite you A few lines to let you know that I have not forgot you and that I want to see you as bad as ever now my Dear Children I want you to be contented with whatever may be your lots be assured that I will have you if it cost me my life on the 28th of the mounth. 8 hundred White and 8 hundred blacke solders expects to start up the rivore to Glasgow and above there thats to be jeneraled by a jeneral that will give me both of you when they Come I expect to be with, them and expect to get you both in return. Dont be uneasy my children I expect to have you. If Diggs dont give you up this Government will and I feel confident that I will get you Your Miss Kaitty said that I tried to steal you But I'll let her know that god never intended for man to steal his own flesh and blood. [Spotswood Rice] [Spotswood Rice] to My Children, [3 Sept. 1864], enclosed in F. Spotswood Rice

Canot d’écorce de bouleau Le canot d’écorce de bouleau était le principal moyen de transport sur l’eau des peuples autochtones des forêts de l’Est, et plus tard celui des voyageurs, qui l’ont utilisé pendant le commerce des fourrures au Canada. Canot algonquin Le canot d'écorce des Algonquins était idéal pour se déplacer sur les rivières et les lacs séparés par d'étroites lignes de partage des eaux ou des portages (oeuvre de Lewis Parker). « Shooting the Rapids » « Shooting the Rapids » en canot. Canot d'écorce Pour construire un canot, on déshabille le bouleau de son écorce. Canot d’écorce Pour avancer à l’intérieur des voies navigables, à la recherche de rennes, les groupes autochtones du Nord du Canada montaient à bord de grands canots d’écorce, comme celui illustré ici, datant de 1926 (avec la permission de Bibliothèque et Archives du Canada/PA-20025). Canot kootenay « Unique moyen pour naviguer » Fabrication Types de canot et routes Le célèbre canot du maître, duquel le commerce des fourrures dépend, fait jusqu’à