Monday, May 30, 2016

Native American Biography: Flat Mouth, Ojibwa

Flat Mouth succeeded his father as chief of the Ojibwa (Chippewa).  His father had used poisoning of his enemies to gain and maintain power.  Flat Mouth spurned this practice.  This was because of the influence of the teachings of Tenskwatawa.  However he did not send forces to help Tecumseh, his brother.  Instead he remained friendly to the Americans.  He also spurned the British.  Flat Mouth's Chippewa were one of the few tribes to be allowed to stay on their home land.  

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