Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kid Eternity - Tecumseh

Kid Eternity called forth the Shawnee chief Tecumseh to help him track down some bad guys. Tecumseh was sort of a Native American politician who tried to organize the tribes into a confederacy and carve out a nation for themselves. During the late 1700's and early 1800's he negotiated with the newly independent Americans as well as the colonial British in this pursuit. When the War of 1812 broke out Tecumseh linked his fortunes with the British. He ended up being killed in the Battle of the Thames in what is modern Ontario, Canada without realizing his dreams of an independent confederacy. I guess we Americans didn't hold much of a grudge since we named a ballistic missile submarine after him, which commissioned in 1964. The figure is an Imrie Risley 75mm metal miniature.

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