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1812

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Hartford Convention

Overview page. Subjects: World History — United States History.

(1814–15)

US political conference, held by Federalist supporters to consider the problems of New England in the War of 1812. Dominated by moderates rather than extremists, the...

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Oshkosh

Patricia K. Ourada.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1002 words.

Oshkosh (1795–30 August 1858), chief of the Menominee Indians, was born in Old King Village at the mouth of the Menominee River, where present-day Marinette, Wisconsin, and Menominee,...

Little Crow

Mark F. Diedrich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1121 words.

Little Crow (1812?–03 July 1863), Mdewakanton Dakota chief of the Kaposia band and principal leader of the Dakota (or Santee) in the War of 1862 in Minnesota, Mdewakanton Dakota chief of...

Billy Bowlegs

Darlene Mary Suarez.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1516 words.

Billy Bowlegs (1812?–1864?), Seminole chief, who led the third and final Seminole war against the whites of Florida, also known as the Billy Bowlegs war of 1855–1858, was born on the...

Horse, John

Kevin Mulroy.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online December 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 2755 words.

Horse, John (01 January 1812?–1882), Seminole Maroon leader and Mexican army officer, also known as Juan Caballo, John (or Juan) Cavallo, John Cowaya, John Coheia, Gopher John (beginning in...

Keokuk

William T. Hagan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 998 words.

Keokuk (1790–1848), Sauk (Sac) chief, Sauk (Sac) chief, was born at Saukenuk, his tribe’s village near the mouth of the Rock River in present-day Illinois, a member of the Fox clan. His...

Porter, Pleasant

Michael D. Green.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1622 words.

Porter, Pleasant (26 September 1840–03 September 1907), Creek chief, was born in the Creek Nation (in present-day Wagoner County, Okla.), the son of Benjamin Edward Porter, a planter, and...

Sacagawea

Sally McBeth.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1650 words.

Sacagawea (c. 1786/1788?–20 December 1812?), the Shoshone (Snake) interpreter of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Shoshone (Snake) interpreter of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was born...

Black Hawk

Nancy Oestreich Lurie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1297 words.

Black Hawk (1767–03 October 1838), Sauk war leader, was born at the village of Saukenuk, the present site of Rock Island, Illinois. He grew up hating the American invaders of his homeland,...

Little Turtle

Leroy V. Eid.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History. 1217 words.

Little Turtle (1752– July 1812), military leader of the Miami Indians of the late eighteenth century, was born on the Eel River some twenty miles northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son...

Logan, James

John Sugden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Social and Cultural History. 1631 words.

Logan, James (1776?–23 November 1812), Shawnee warrior, whose Indian name was Spemica Lawba, the High Horn, and who became an American hero in the War of 1812, was born in Ohio. His...

Tenskwatawa

R. David Edmunds.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History; World History. 1402 words.

Tenskwatawa (1775– November 1836), Shawnee religious and political leader, known as the Shawnee Prophet, was born at Old Piqua, a Shawnee village on the Mad River in Ohio, the son of...

Snake

John Sugden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Native American History; World History. 1453 words.

Snake (fl. 1774–1812), Shawnee warrior and diplomat, was also known as Blacksnake and Captain Snake. His Indian name has been rendered as Pataso, Petazo, Peteasua, Patasua, and Ptasua. The...

Forsyth, Thomas

Douglas D. Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1156 words.

Forsyth, Thomas (05 December 1771–29 October 1833), fur trader and Indian agent, was born in what is now Detroit, Michigan, the son of William Forsyth, an innkeeper, and Ann Kinzie. Forsyth...

Tipton, John

William F. Collins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1001 words.

Tipton, John (14 August 1786–05 April 1839), soldier, American Indian agent, and senator, was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the son of Joshua Tipton and Janet Shields, farmers. Tipton’s...

Lorimier, Louis

John Sugden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1199 words.

Lorimier, Louis ( March 1748–26 June 1812), trader, Indian agent, and founder of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was born probably in Lachine, Canada, the son of Claude-Nicolas de la Rivière de...

Bridger, James

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Native American History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1076 words.

Bridger, James (17 March 1804–17 July 1881), fur trapper and trader, explorer, and scout, was born in a tavern near Richmond, Virginia, the son of James Bridger, a surveyor and innkeeper,...