Frank Kuron, author of “Thus Fell Tecumseh”, will make a special presentation at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor on Sunday, December 6, 1:00- 3:00 pm, at The Armory Arts & Events Center, 127 E. Clinton Street, in Napoleon, Ohio.
The public is invited and the cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members (payable at the door). A hot buffet luncheon is included which will be served at 1:00 pm. Reservations are required by December 2 and can be made by calling 419-278-0773 or by emailing the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kuron will discuss the historical events which serve as the basis for his book, reviewing many of the eye-witness testimonies to Tecumseh’s death at the Battle of the Thames. The book details the battles and hardships of the men involved in the Northwest Territory during the War of 1812 and the controversy surrounding who killed the great Shawnee leader in 1813.
While it was Richard M. Johnson who rode the wave of credit for having killed Tecumseh all the way to the vice-presidency of the United States in 1836, with the clever campaign slogan “Rumpsey-dumpsey, rumpsey-dumpsey, Colonel Johnson killed Tecumseh,” there is an overwhelming amount of evidence suggesting someone else may have actually done this deed.
Frank Kuron is a lifelong resident of Toledo and has been an early American history enthusiast most of his life. He published his first book, Thus Fell Tecumseh, in 2011. He will have books for sale at the event and will be available to sign them.
Preceding the presentation, the Heritage Corridor will hold its Annual Business Meeting, including a review of the past year, plans for the coming year, and the nomination and election of board members for 2016.
Founded in 1991, the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor is a regional non-profit organization created to advocate for and protect the historical, natural and cultural resources of the Maumee Valley watershed while promoting their use and appreciation by current and future residents and visitors. The Maumee River is the longest in the entire Great Lakes System and is an Ohio designated State Scenic and Recreational River. Its watershed encompasses over 6500 square miles (the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined) in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.
Here is a review of the book: Review of Thus Fell Tecumseh