Blue Jacket

NAME: Blue Jacket (Wehyehpiherhs)

BORN: 1740s - 1750s


OCCUPATION: tribal leader

DIED: 1810


Blue Jacket was a famous Shawnee leader who fought long and hard against white expansion.

During a Kentucky raid in 1778, he and his party captured Daniel Boone.

In 1788, Blue Jacket was captured by settlers but later managed to escape.

He fought against Josiah Harmer's army in 1790.

Blue Jacket led Native Americans at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794 against General Anthony Wayne's forces. It was a major defeat for Blue Jacket, resulting, ultimately, in the Treaty of Greenville (1795) which turned over half of Ohio to the Americans.