By Sandy Antal
This formative heritage takes a brand new examine a dramatic conflict-the battle at the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. strong key avid gamers (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate warfare goals, and the "all or not anything" personality of the campaigns they waged nonetheless appear bigger than existence. but Sandy Antal's cautious reconstruction of local and nationwide aspiration, vested colonial curiosity, and territorial aggression, unearths causes and expedients that have been as frequently mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned profession of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, strains the Canadian/British/Native facet of the clash (amid a literature ruled by means of the yank view), and casts new mild on an allied army method that practically succeeded, but if it failed, failed spectacularly.
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He was particularly active in collaborating with Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe in promoting a Native buffer state north of the Ohio River. In 1794, he became deputy superintendent of the Indian Affairs and moved to Upper Canada from Detroit. S. expansion until his death on the Thames River. DCB 4: 499-500. His son, Thomas McKee (1770-1815) was married to Therese Askin, daughter of fur trader, John Askin, Sr. He served in the 60th Foot before replacing Matthew Elliott as deputy superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1797 till 1808 but was superseded, in turn, by Elliott.
Tecumseh or Shooting Star (1768-1813) was born in Ohio, the son of a Shawnee, Puckashinwa, and a Creek woman. With his nation dislocated and decimated, Tecumseh's mission was greatly influenced by the deaths of his father and older brother at the hands of encroaching Americans. As a young warrior, he was probably present at St. Glair's defeat (1791) and the battle of Fallen Timbers (1794). After 1805, he assisted his brother in the creation of a Native confederacy and assumed leadership of the movement after the battle ofTippecanoe.
This son served as his aide at Detroit and was later killed at the battle of Lundy's Lane. A brother, Isaac Hull, was living on the Lower Thames during the American invasion. Isaac Hull's son, militia Capt. David Hull, (1781-1837) settled at the Maumee Rapids in 1807 CLOUDS OF WAR and commanded a small militia party at the Maumee blockhouse until the surrender of Michigan. After the war, he returned to the Maumee Rapids to open a tavern, dying in 1837 in an asylum. The naval war hero, Isaac Hull, was another nephew to the general.
A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812 by Sandy Antal