Tecumseh's Bones by Guy St-Denis

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42 Chief Frederick Jacobs of Moraviantown, who along with Gates and another gentleman arrived just in time to witness this dramatic exchange, piped up in agreement with Logan's assessment. "43 Jacobs even offered to certify that the bones were those of Tecumseh, presumably in his capacity as chief of Moraviantown. But the United Canadians politely declined and continued on their merry way to Ridgetown. 44 Newspapers across Ontario were quick to publish news of the discovery, and just as quick to cast doubts about it.

Through no fault of their own, the Natives of Moraviantown found themselves in a cultural predicament. While they were honoured that the United Canadians wished to bury Tecumseh next to Brock, they were not willing to give up the bones they had some reason to believe constituted his skeleton.

Picturesque Canada The site of the Battle of the Thames would be difficult to ascertain without the nearby Tecumseh Monument. This picture, taken in the autumn of 2002,, looks across the Longwoods Road in a southwesterly direction toward lot 4, Gore of Zone Township. Courtesy Guy St-Denis 2 A Patriotic Fiasco IN 1869, SEVERAL OLD GENTLEMEN of Toronto decided it was high time to organize a historical society. 1 These nostalgic seniors were pleasantly surprised when their mission statement met with wide popular appeal.

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