Person:Maythataskese Shawnee (1)

Maythataskese SHAWNEE
Facts and Events
Name Maythataskese SHAWNEE
Gender Male
Death? 1827
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    Black Swamp Heritage Articles
    Bill Oliver
    31 March 2002
    Vol. 1, Issue: #13
    Tecumseh grew into a man who possessed an intangible,
    and undescribable aura of a leader to follow anywhere,
    anytime. They say that there were many women who
    wished to become the wife of Tecumseh. He did accept a
    maiden to cook for him, and attend to his needs, but
    without the ritual of marriage.
    Tecumseh did marry Mohnetohse and she gave birth to a
    son who was named Mahyawwekawpawe. He invoked the
    ancient Shawnee marital law, to divorce her because she
    did not take care of their son. He took his son and
    put him into the raising care of his sister,
    Tecumapese, ordering Mohnetohse to be away from him

    Upon the urging of his tribesmen, he married second,
    Mamate, a slightly older woman in order to relieve his
    sister of taking care of his son. However, when Mamate
    gave birth, she was so weak that she soon died in the
    night.. Tecumseh named this son Naythawaynah — the
    Panther Seizing Its Prey, and Tecumapese was now in
    charge of raising both sons.

    In an earlier article it was mentioned of a possible
    potential marriage to a frontiersman's daughter,
    Rebecca Galloway. This is only one of stories about
    this romantic leader of Indians. Another rumored
    relationship, or marriage, though not proven, is that
    Tecumseh as a young man married a girl named Tompkins
    here in northwest Ohio and that there were children who
    retained the name Tompkins.