Thus Fell Tecumseh
"Rumpsey-dumpsey, Rumpsey-dumpsey, Colonel Johnson killed Tecumseh!" Did he really? Such was the slogan craftily used by Richard M. Johnson's campaign strategists to win him the vice-presidency of the United States in 1836, but . . . If you enjoy solving a real mystery, the death of Tecumseh is a classic in the annals of American history. How this great Shawnee Chief fell at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, and by whose hand, has been the subject of debate for almost two hundred years. Between the covers of this book are quotes from over one hundred and sixty people who had something to say about this event. If their stories agreed with each other there would be no mystery - but they don't! Political interests, friendships, family, honor, glory, and even simple misinterpretations have colored these accounts. You are the one challenged to separate fact from fiction. Can you do it? The Northwest Territory wasn't secured for the Americans until Tecumseh fell along the Thames River. Before you arrive at this battleground to review his demise, march along with the participants, learn of the hardships they faced and gain insight into the preliminary battles they had to fight - all from their own words. In the process you'll acquire a new appreciation for the character, courage and determination of all the men involved in acquiring the frontier lands of 1813 for their respective nations; be they British, Indian, American or Canadian.
About Frank Kuron (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Frank Kuron is a lifelong resident of Toledo, Ohio. He had a career as a copywriter and graphic designer for 40 years and has been an early American history enthusiast even longer. His wife Debra shares his interests in history and they frequently appear at re-enactment festivals across the Midwest.
Frank authored his first book titled, "Thus Fell Tecumseh" in 2011. Celebrating the 200th anniversary years of the War of 1812, he wrote guest history columns for the former Toledo Free Press newspaper from 2012-14. His second book, "Sketches of Intriguing People..." was published in March 2020.
Frank is an acknowledged authority on frontier life in early America and is noted for writing in a conversational style that comfortably engages the reader. Both books have been acclaimed for their detail and readability. Frank has been seen on C-Span BookTV and regularly gives presentations to history-oriented organizations at various venues in the former Northwest Territory.