Updated Oshawana pic

John Naudee

Name: John Naudee aka Oshawana
First Nation: Ojibwe

A young Ojibwe warrior during the war, he fought close to Tecumseh at every engagement. Tecumseh prized his Tomahawk and musket so much that he was named as one of his most valued warriors. Oshawana and his signature top hat continued to campaign for First Nations rights long after the war had been lost for his people. After the war he lived a quiet life and passed away and was buried on Walpole Island First Nation, which is also the final resting place of Tecumseh.

John Naudee

Very few portraits were commissioned of any of the First Nations participants of the War of 1812, above is an even rarer photograph from the Archives of Canada.

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