ok so was going to stay outta this mess, buuuut, since someone chose to make such a rediculous comment as to assume that There was no way Tecumseh could have lighter skin, hair, etc...weelllll, I just can't help myself. see I don't like mythical made-up info mixed into genealogy at all..BUT nor do i like seeing the ugly "R" showing up in ANY convos...see way I see it, people are people AND the WHOOOLE Purpose of Wikitree is to PROVE how WE ARE ALL RELATED!..& Ones that come from the First Nations, Northern & & Arctic, as well as ALL North Amercian Nations & Probably South American Nations as well...We all KNO, been taught, been told..."we are all related, we are all relations, we are all ONE"...Its easy to forget this lil tidbit when things get heated over who came from where and who is connected to who..but hey, everybody loves the "heros" right? Not having answers that are totally in-your-face with pieces of paper attached as proof sure can create major "wars" in genealogy. but try to remember, everyone wants the answers, sometimes the answers aren't what we hope for, or expect..but getting to the truth, should be what is most important..name calling, accusations, and snide remarks shouldn't enter in to any of it. So here let me add a lil more confusion to this ball of wax, not to mean, snide, or indifferent..but to shed light on some of the genealogical connections that maybe being missed here, that may help give a new direction to investigate from. You see, this Archival photo & record in canada, mentions this "person" is an ACKNOWLEDGED Descendant not only of a couple of 6 Nations Chiefs, but also of a few others of interest..including...of all ppl...Tecumsah....So before you all blow this one off..maybe research, and dig deeper and then..dig some more before you discard . just a thought.
Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
Documents in the LAC Collection that trace her life and times.
Born: March 10, 1861
Six Nations of the Grand River, Canada West
Died: March 7, 1913
Vancouver, British Columbia
Great-grandfather: Tekahionwake (Jacob Johnson)
Grandfather: Chief Sakayengwaraton (John “Smoke” Johnson)
Grandmother: Helen (Nellie) Martin
Father: Onwanonsyshon (George Henry Martin Johnson)
Mother: Emily Susanna Howells
Emily Pauline Johnson was the youngest of four children born to an Englishwoman, named Emily Susanna Howells, and Mohawk Chief Teyonhehkon, a descendant of Hiawatha and Dekanahwideh, the Peacemaker, and other leaders Pontiac and Tecumseh.
Pauline’s family blended and reflected two distinct cultural heritages: one being the customs, traditions, myths, legends and historical accounts of her Mohawk heritage from the Wolf, Bear and Turtle clans, and the other being her mother’s British background.
The Mohawk were one of six nations represented in the Iroquois Confederacy, governed by a Great Law of Peace and consisting of 50 sachems (chiefs of the ruling council within a Confederacy) chosen by the matriarchs of the Iroquoian societies. Members of these societies refer to themselves as the Haudenosaunee, meaning “People of the Longhouse.” They are linked together by shared languages, cultural heritages and histories. As a member of the League of Six Nations, the Mohawk are known as the Keepers of the Eastern Door and were regarded as leaders of the Confederacy by British Superintendent of Indian Affairs Sir William Johnson.
Chief Tekahionwake, Pauline’s great-grandfather, was the first to be given the English name, Johnson (after Sir William Johnson) at birth. In turn, Sir William Johnson was given the Mohawk name, Waraghiyagey.
Pauline was born at “Chiefswood,” a home her father built for his wife on the reserve land of the Six Nations of the Grand River, a region of forest that stretched from the Great Lakes northward.
A number of distinguished guests came to Chiefswood, such as Princess Louise, Prince Arthur and Lord Dufferin, on their visits to Canada. Other esteemed visitors included members of the Six Nations such as Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) and his sister Koñwatsi'tsiaiéñni (Molly Brant), the second wife of Sir William Johnson. Gonwatsijayenni was a Mohawk clan mother, matriarch and loyalist who had much power in the dealings of the Confederacy.
BTW I dont own rights to any of this..this is copy pasted from ARchives- I've only put here to see not to post up on a profile as is..the words belong to whoever wrote them and to the gov. archives.. so read in the archives..cauz theres more with lots of links,