Nimwha Okowellos 1
- Born: 1720, Pennsylvania, USA
- Died: Jan 1780 at age 60
?Facts and Events
joined the Delaware
chief of the Mequochoke-Shawnee
War Under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, and the British Empire.
"You think yourselves Masters of this Country, because you have taken it from the French, who, you know, had no Right to it, as it is the Property of us Indians."
Nimwha, Shawnee diplomat, to George Croghan, 1768
? 2.0 2.1 Zeisberger, David, and Eugene F Bliss. Diary of David Zeisberger : a Moravian missionary among the Indians of Ohio. (St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Scholarly Press, 1972).
"Nimho (d. Jan. 1780) Also Nimwho, Nimwha, Nymwha. Brother of Cornstalk and chief of the Mequochoke-Shawnee; joined the Delaware in Feb. 1778."
Kellogg, Louise Phelps, and Reuben Gold Thwaites. The revolution on the Upper Ohio, 1775-1777: compiled from the Draper Manuscripts in the Library of the Wisconsin Historical Society and published at the charge of the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1992).
"Nimwha (or Munseeka) was a Shawnee chief, brother of Cornstalk, whom he succeeded as head of the tribe. He took part in Pontiac's Conspiracy, and was present at Bouquet's treaty (1764) as well as those of Fort Pitt (1768 and 1775). In 1778 he led the detachment that captured Daniel Boone, and the following year headed the besiegers of Fort Laurens. His death occurred early in 1780. \emdash Ed."