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John Deseronto – Native American

Captain John Deseronto (alt. Deserontyon, (Odeserundiye) UE (c1740s – 1811) was a prominent Mohawk war chief during the American Revolutionary War. He was born in the 1740s, most…

Nonhelema – Native American

Nonhelema (ca. 1720 – 1786) was a Shawnee chieftess during the 18th century and the sister of Cornstalk, with whom she migrated to Ohio and founded neighboring villages.Nonhelema,…

Dragging Canoe – Native American

Tsiyu Gansini (ᏥᏳ ᎦᏅᏏᏂ), “He is dragging his canoe”, known to whites as Dragging Canoe (often misspelled Dragon Canoe in records; lived from c. 1738 until 29 February…

Joseph Orono – Native American

Joseph Orono (1688–1801) was a Penobscot Indian chief or sachem who lived on the Penobscot River in present-day Maine. The town of Orono, Maine, which contains the University…

Dunquat – Native American

Dunquat (Petawontakas, Dunquad, Daunghquat; Delaware name, Pomoacan), known as the Half-King of the Wyandot people, sided with the Kingdom of Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. He…

Pacanne – Native American

Pacanne (c. 1737-1816) was a leading Miami chief during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Son of The Turtle (Aquenackqua), he was the brother of Tacumwah, who…

Egushawa – Native American

Egushawa (c.1726 – March 1796), also spelled Egouch-e-ouay, Agushaway, Agashawa, Negushwa, and many other variants, was a war chief and principal political chief of the Ottawa tribe of…

Pathkiller – Native American

Pathkiller, (c 1749 to 8 January 1827), was a Cherokee warrior, town chief, and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. He also served as a colonel under Andrew…

Ahaya – Native American

Ahaya (Mikasuki) (ca. 1710 – 1783) was the first recorded chief of the Alachua band of the Seminole tribe. European-Americans called him Cowkeeper, as he held a very…

Gelelemend – Native American

Gelelemend (1737–1811), also known as Killbuck or John Killbuck Jr., was a Delaware (Lenape) chief during the American Revolutionary War. His name signifies “a leader.”==Biography==Gelelemend was born near…