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Cornstalk - A celebrated Shawnee chief who lived from 1720 to 1777.  He first came into notice by his leadership of the Indians in the Battle of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, on October 10, 1774.  He was defeated by the settlers, but his generalship won him praise.  Three years later he went with his two sons to Point Pleasant to inform the people that the Indians might rise against them and he might be drawn into the war.  He and his sons were held hostages and later were treacherously murdered.  A monument was erected to his memory in the courthouse yard at Point Pleasant in 1896.
 

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