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Black Hoof - A principal chief of the Shawnee, born about 1740.  his Indian name was Catahecessa.  He was one of the greatest chiefs of the ferocious Shawnee throughout the period when they were the most dreaded enemies of the colonists.  He was at General Braddock's defeat in 1755 and took a prominent part in the desperate battle with the Virginia militia at Point Pleasant in 1774.  When Mad Anthony Wayne broke the power of the Indian Confederation and peace was signed in 1795,  Black Hoof's fighting days came to an end.  From that time on he was a friend of the Americans and as head chief of the Shawnee kept the majority of his tribe from joining Tecumseh and the British in the War of 1812.  He died at Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1831.

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