As North Americans mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, this website serves as a central source for information on material culture related to Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.

While this much lauded figure has made a significant impact on both Canadian and American national memories, physical remnants of his life have been far more difficult to trace. This site showcases items from institutions throughout North America in order to render this material legacy accessible to students, researchers and enthusiasts everywhere.

It is important to note that this site makes no claims to being comprehensive and that we welcome any information you might have on the whereabouts of relevant material culture. Since we are interested in the mythologization of Tecumseh this may include items whose associations are uncertain or improbable.

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Tecumseh Portrait by Benson Lossing

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A colored version of Benson Lossing's portrait of Tecumseh. No fully authenticated of Tecumseh exists; Lossing had not met the Native Indian leader…

White Wampum

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White Wampum believed to have belonged to Tecumseh.

Strong Box

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Strong box purportedly used by Tecumseh.