December 23, 2011

Tecumseh stamp and freighter

Tecumseh to Grace a Stamp, and a FreighterThe great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, a key figure in the War of 1812, will be doubly honored during the bicentennial year of that conflict by both a stamp and a freighter. The former will bear his likeness, and the latter his name.

The stamp is scheduled to be unveiled in June, and at some point a Great Lakes freighter will be rechristened, champagne and all, with Tecumseh’s name, CBC News reports. Tecumseh joins First Nations musician Robbie Robertson, who had a stamp created in his honor last June.
Comment:  For more on Tecumseh, see War of 1812 Documentary and Cougars Named After Chiefs.

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