- 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
within this Site
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