Tecumseh postcard-1 copy

Written by Floriane Moro (B.A. student).
Nominated by Professor M. Hogue.

In 2012, in order to commemorate the contributions of Indigenous peoples to the War of 1812, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada issued a series of postcards commemorating Indigenous people who were involved in the conflict. One of these postcards is devoted to Tecumseh. By choosing what needs to be remembered and what can be forgotten, this commemoration turns Tecumseh into a Canadian hero, thus erasing the Shawnee chief’s importance as a symbol for Indigenous resistance.

Remembering War, Forgetting Resistance | Making History Matter.