>I don't know if it will help you or not, bt there is alot of info on War Chief Bluejacket and am told that he was brother to Tecumseh.
As I understand it Bluejacket was an adopted
brother of Tecumseh.
> The Shawnee' have an office in Miami, Ok. and Seneca, Mo.
I've had contact with the Eastern Shawnee in Seneca (actually, I spent my preschool years in Seneca and I keep intending to go down and visit).
>There are several books available on the Shawnee's. A good one is Warrior Of Shawnees by John Sugden. It has a lot of info and pictures in it.
Well, there are lots of books. I've read quite a few and there is a fair amount of contradiction between them and a fair variation of opinion on their accuracy. However, I have read the two Sugden books on Tecumseh and the one on Bluejacket. I happen to think Sugden is the best of the writers on the topic. His research seems to be quite well done and his perspective in approaching his topics as human beings rather than myths or legends is a perspective I appreciate.
However, Tecumseh's genealogy (probably because of his legend) is not clear in any of the books I've read. Internet sources I've seen are, at times, contradictory. I'm looking for his descendants because of a rumored relationship in my family (note: I'm pretty sure there isn't a relationship; I'm approaching this as a family history project so disconformation is as good as confirmation...personally, I can't trace the Shawnee side of the family back past 1830...the group that became Loyal).
With that name are you a Bluejacket descendant? That's just a matter of curiosity, I am acquainted with others. I understand this stuff isn't always discussed publicly; if you wish to email I'm at: firstname.lastname@example.org