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TCHA ID Number2-29(6)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f29i6
TitleJoseph Barron, Indian interpreter on the Tippecanoe Battle Ground
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Joseph Barron-Indian Interpreter on the Tippecanoe Battle Ground-1840" (title from verso, written in pencil) AMs, 2 p. (written in pencil)
Description ContinuedGeorge Winter toured the Battle Ground with Barron in the fall of 1840 and learned much from him. Barron did not participate in the battle, as the interpreters were kept safely on the sidelines. Barron discounted stories that the Prophet's prayers were audible over the din of battle, but the shouted orders of the leading warriors and the rattling of deer hoofs to signal attacks were quite able to be heard. As it was dark when the severest fighting took place, it was the calls of the warriors that announced their locations, or the cessation of those calls that indicated their fall. The Prophet stood outside the fighting, in a cluster of trees on a slight rise, across the swampy prairie. This position gave him an easy escape route via Prophet's Town and the Wabash once the battle turned against the Indians.
SubjectsBarron, Joseph
Tippecanoe Battlefield (Battle Ground, Ind.)
Tippecanoe, Battle of (Ind. : 1811)
Tenskwatawa, Shawnee Prophet
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Date of Original1840
Extent of Original2 p. ; 31 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized8/07/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6p26w1v