Warrior Woman: The Exceptional Life Story of Nonhelema

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Are women of the day was a great warrior and leader of the Shawnee tribe. Who deftly let her people through a time of great change and turmoil? Let's talk about non Halama. We don't know the details Of when non Helena was born but it was around the seventeen twenty s probably in western Pennsylvania. We also don't know much about her childhood besides the fact that that she seems to have come from a prominent family from the Shawnee tribe non Halama story really picks up in the late seventeen fifties during the period of the French in Indian war by that point she and her brother known as Hook Alaska or corn stock. We're living in the Ohio valley the Shawnee had moved there under a pressure by increasing white settlement corn stalk become a prominent shawnee chief and warrior as a quick reminder. The French and an Indian war was the North American portion of a larger war called the seven years war in North America. British and French colonists fought as each side attempted to further expand in their sphere of influence. Native people also took sides. The British basically one like other sibling duos in native history corn stock and non Halama lead together during peace and war for example at the battle of bushy run in seventeen sixty four non Halama lead warriors warriors alongside her brother. That battle was part of what's known as pontiacs rebellion a fight between native Americans and the British who were hot off their victory in the French and Indian war. When rumblings of revolution began to take hold across polly's cornstarch and non Halama decided that the best strategic move for the Shawnee people would would be to support the American settlers over the British? This was a risky move. Considering the perceived military might of the British Horn Ornstein was assassinated in seventeen seventy seven but non Halama state the course with the support of her husband Mulugeta who was also a prominent leader and warrior when non Halama learned that some Shawny had traveled to join the British at Fort. Detroit she responded by rushing to warn the Americans of this development she disguised too revolutionary soldiers traditional Shawny garb so that they travel undisturbed for Donnelly to warn of the impending attack. Those Shawnee who had allied themselves with the British destroyed. Non Halima's cattle as payback non Helena and her people move to escape further trouble but her work for the Americans wasn't over in seventeen. Eighty non halama guided and translate it for Augustine Dila bomb a French ex PAT soldier who was tasked asked with leading a major campaign against British troops. And what's now Illinois. Sadly not Halima's loyalty was not rewarded. In seventeen eighty six non Halama and her husband will loofah. Both elderly by this point were captured in yet. Another war the northwest Indian war. That conflict was between a Confederation of Native American tribes with the support of the British begins the new United States though the Americans who captured assured non Halama and Milan were initially ordered not to harm them. One of the men you mcgarry felt differently. mcgarry asked Melinda if he'd been at the battle the blue licks blue didn't understand the question but repeated battle of Blue Licks mcgarry took that his confirmation and killed Milun Tho- with a Tomahawk Non Halama tried to protect Milun thaw and was injured herself before. Another man tackled mccarey non. John Halama was then taken to Fort Pitt and held there while there. She helped compile a dictionary of Shawnee words and their meanings in English. She died soon. Even after her release non Halama lived an extraordinary life as the world around her change dramatically. She married three times CBS twice before her final marriage to Melinda and she also had sons with two white men a son named Thomas with the British Indian agent Alexander McKee and a son named to Mantha. With an American officer named General Richard Butler Samantha also became a great

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