The Crane by Paul Reaume

Tarhe or “The Crane” was a Wyandot chief of the Ohio Country and a well respected one at that. His word carried much weight with his people and many followed him wherever he lead.

The nickname “The Crane” was due to his avian features and his noble countenance.
The Crane fought alongside Tecumseh and Blue Jacket against the American’s westward expansion after the revolution.

Following the Battle of Fallen Timbers, he sided with the Americans and signed the dreaded Treaty of Greenville. This made him a traitor in Tecumseh’s eyes and he never forgave him. Conversely, Tarhe saw Tecumseh as an agitator and did not agree with his aims. He sought peaceful co-existence with the Americans and joined with them at the outbreak of war despite his advanced age.

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