|Mark Ressl and Karl Sculz. |
Image Courtesy of Darke County News Online.
Bob Robinson, of Darke County News Online, has written an interesting article about Mark Ressl and Karl Schulz's research into the historical origin of the correct location for Prophetstown.
" “I first had an interest in The Prophet when I visited Prophetstown in Indiana,” Ressl said. “I saw what I felt were possible inconsistencies… things that didn’t seem right (in the depiction of the early settlement).” He noted some of the ways in which the structures were built, that the area seemed more for political rallies and camping.
He didn’t realize it at the time but the Indiana location wasn’t the first Prophetstown. The first was in Greenville."
June 19, 2013.
Jennifer Archibald, of the Carroll County Comet, also wrote an article about the two architect students from New York who were following "the trail that Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, the Prophet, led from their village in Ohio to a new settlement in Indiana."
"They walked from Greenville, Ohio, the site of Tecumseh’s and the Prophet’s first Prophetstown village, to Deerfield, Ind. It was there, at the headwaters of the Mississinewa River, that the Shawnees began their river journey, and where Mark and Karl began theirs.
The students’ journey from Ohio to Battle Ground, Ind., went through eight counties. After Darke County in Ohio, the route went through Randolph, Delaware, Grant, Miami, Cass, Carroll, and Tippecanoe counties in Indiana."
The 2014 Menschel Exhibition, hosted by
presented the award winners for the 2013 Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program
in which "students compete for this prestigious award by submitting proposals to a panel of judges.
The students then work over the summer on their independent research, often in far flung places."
A summary of Tecumseh and the Prophet's Trail: Reconnecting Routes
by Karl Schulz & Mark Ressl can be found
For more information about Tecumseh and the Prophet,
- A Native Nations Perspective on the War of 1812
- Donald Fixico
- Ohio History Central
- Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee: Fact and Fiction