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    Hand-Colored Engraving: "A View of Col. Johnson's Engagement with the Savages (commanded by Tecemseh) near the Moravian Town, October 5th, 1812 [sic]." Tecumseh was a famous Shawnee leader who spent much of his life attempting to rally disparate Native American tribes in a mutual defense of their lands, eventually leading to his death in the War of 1812. This very early engraving, approximately 15" x 9", is actually mis-titled. The battle depicted, usually known as the Battle of the Thames, actually took place on October 5, 1813 near Chatham, Ontario, Canada. It was an American victory in which Tecumseh was killed and his coalition destroyed. Colonel Richard Johnson, future vice president under Van Buren, is traditionally credited with killing Tecumseh. Very good condition, some foxing, and a tear near middle of fold.

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    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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