Chief Puckeshinwa "Young Eagle" Straight Tail, Shawnee

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Chief Puckeshinwa "Young Eagle" Straight Tail, Shawnee

Also Known As: "Pucksinwah", "Peekishinoah", "Chief Young Eagle", "Young Eagle"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Kispoko, Ohio, United States
Death: October 10, 1774 (39)
Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Wawwaythi Shawnee and Elizabeth Straight Tail
Husband of Coo Coo Chee Mohawk Woman; Mary Methotashe "Young Eagle"; Mary "Young Eagle" and Marguerite Madeline Mathoataswke Eyck
Father of Isabella Vocemassussia Puckeshinwa; Daughter of Puckeshinwa; Chiksiska Straight Tall; Menewaulakoose Straight Tall, Shawnee; Tecumesa, Shawnee Indian and 10 others

Occupation: Pucksinwa
Managed by: Michael T Lancaster
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About Chief Puckeshinwa "Young Eagle" Straight Tail, Shawnee

Puckeshinwa was a Shawnee war chief who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant during Lord Dunmore’s War in 1774 and the father of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh.

Battle of Point Pleasant

A tree states that: Techacha Rising Sun Morning Star Kishpoko

  • Birth 1715 in Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Death 1765 in Ohio, United States

is the daughter of Pucksinwah Shawnee (1737 – 1774) & Methotasa Shawnee (1739 – 1789)

She is not include in the profiles under the couple - thus leaving only this note with connections.


Tecompolas Margaret Collins (---) was connected as a daughter - but from the books: Green, Don with Schultz, Noel. Shawnee Heritage I. Second Edition. Published by 2008. ISBN 978-1-4357-1573-8./ Green, Don. Shawnee Heritage II. First Edition, Published by 2008. ISBN: 978-0-557-03605-9. It is said her lineage is:

Straight Tail aka Meaurroway - Pekowi. He was born about 1630 in Ohio and died 1709 in PA. He was the husband in 1650 of a Pekowi Woman who had been born about 1635 Their children were:

Opessa Straight Tail was born 1664 and died after 1760. His first wife was Margaret Pekowi, who had been born about 1670 and died 1710 in Maryland. Their children were:

Lyparkoweh Straight Tail aka Loyparkoweh Opessa born about 1702 or 1705 and died after 1760. His first wife was Nancy. She was born about 1706 or 1710 in Maryland and died after 1752 in Alabama. Their children were:

2. Sarah Opessa aka Older Daughter of Loyparkaweh was born 1727 and died after 1768. She was the mother of Tecumoplas born 1742 and the grandmother of Jane Collins born 1768

Tecumoplas Margaret born 1742 in Maryland, the daughter of Older Daughter-Sarah Opessa and Pekowi Man. She died after 1791 in WV (?). She was the first cousin of Tecumseh and the wife of Rupert Collins, white.

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Chief Puckeshinwa "Young Eagle" Straight Tail, Shawnee's Timeline

Ohio, United States
Age 21
Ohio, United States
July 1758
Age 23
Age 23
Age 31
March 9, 1768
Age 33
Shawnee village of Piqua on Mad river, about 6 in. southwest of the present Springfield, Ohio
Age 34
Ohio, United States
Age 35
January 30, 1771
Age 36