Hello Beverly, I was so glad to hear from you. I guess my reason for writing to you about this was because of what I had read about Tecumseh and what I looked up on the internet about Rebeccah Galloway. You know there are people that swear the story is true that they were lovers. I guess it could be true I mean after all they are only human. I am greatful for your info that the Shawnee have no record of it.That tells me one of two things, #1 It never happened #2 It may have happened but the Shawnee did not view it as of any importance so they kept no record of it,oral or written I can see why they would not have it recorded. They probably just did not think it was important whether he had a white woman or not! So what! the Indians took white women as there wives all the time big deal. But in this case it wasnt just a captive woman, it was someone who would have been asked to voluntarily marry an Indian chief and live as his Indian wife because they were in love!...but she supposedly refused. I mean why taint the great leader with saying he had a white woman as lover who felt she was too good to willingly live as his Indian wife! It is an insult to them! I guess it is just hard to say, it was so long ago Now in my opinion.It seems to me If I were in her position and Tecumseh fell in love with me. I would have accepted his offer to be his wife!..I love the naturalNative American lifestyle, at least I can say this today ....but back in the day when pressure was on to reject such an idea well it may have been harder to do. It just sounds like such a sad love story dosent it? That is if it happenend....but where does such a story ever get started? It seems like with every rumor there is some element of truth! Oh well, thankyou for all your time. I am not any part Native American but I have always had a love of the American Indians or"Indigenous people" I have always felt so bad that all traces of thier original lifestyle is just like gone! You can see it in pictures or in movies but its all gone in reality. It was such a beautiful life one with nature and so appreciative of what they had. Oh Im sorry I know that there are many Indians in the continent today and there has been a comback ,of The religion of the Indians,but the cool lifestyle that once was wont be back because there isnt enough natural world left! I have strong religious or spiritual beliefs myself. I believe that one day actually soon to come all the wickedness of this system of things will be done away with and that includes man made governments that dominate men to his injury. Soon Gods Kingdom will be ruling over the earth. This world will once again be like the beautiful paradise that it was originally meant to be. And all man will be serving the only one true God. No matter what race or nation they come from!How does that sound to you? Well I must go now I have enjoyed our email conversations Ms Beverly. Hope you have a great day and look forward to another visit.