Among the tribes were the Delaware, Miami, Ottawa,
Shawnee, and Wyandot.
In summing up the contributions of these pioneers, McCullough writes:
[They] had finished their work, each in his or her own way, and no matter the adversities to be faced, propelled as they were by high, worthy purpose. Many of our forebears had a strong faith in God and were motivated
by what they believed was His will in establishing a nation in which religious
freedom and education were paramount.
Most believed the Bible was the foundation of a good