Chief Shaubena Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), has been dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children for almost one hundred years.
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Shaubena, also known as Shabonee and Shabbona (c. 1775–1859) was an Ottawa tribe member who became a chief within the Potawatomi tribe in Illinois during the 19th century.
Shaubena was an accomplished warrior who fought alongside Tecumseh during the War of 1812, while aligned against the United States. Shaubena helped persuade many Native Americans in the Northwest Territory to oppose the white settlers and side with Tecumseh and the British in an all-out war. Following Tecumseh's death, Shaubena abandoned his stance against the United States and allied himself with them permanently, feeling that fighting was in vain.
Shaubena died at his home in Norman Township, Grundy County, Illinois, on July 17, 1859, at the age of 84. A large granite boulder was erected as a monument on his gravesite in Evergreen Cemetery, it was dedicated by DAR Daughters in 1930. Shaubena's wife, whom he married around 1800, was Coconako (or Pokanoka, Pokenoquay), daughter of Chief Spotka. She is also buried at Morris, Illinois, having drowned in the Mazon River, a tributary of the Illinois River, in December 1864, five years after her husband.