John Buxton artwork

Engaging the Shawnee Village

August 8, 1780

36" x 48" oil



Painting information:


Just west of present day Springfield, Ohio grew 800 acres of Indian corn in the summer of 1780. Thirteen year old Tecumseh, the future tribal leader, lived in one of the Shawnee villages there. The British outpost of Detroit supplied and encouraged these natives to attack colonists in Kentucky. This painting shows the retaliation. Led by Col. George Rogers Clark, the Kentuckians have taken the high ground above the village and west of the British built stockade. They rout the village and destroy all food crops, thus insuring no southern raids. The Shawnee will have to hunt game in order to feed themselves through the winter.


Reproductions of this painting were produced.

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