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Xenia (ZEEN-yuh), once the site of the Shawnee Nation's largest settlement, was the 1768 birthplace of Tecumseh. In the 1790s and early 1800s, Tecumseh tried to create a pan-Native American alliance to protect tribal lands and culture from the encroaching frontiersmen. He joined forces with the British during the War of 1812, but his cause died with him in 1813 at the Battle of the Thames in Ontario.
Running through downtown is the Little Miami Scenic Trail, an approximately 78-mile paved trail that averages 66 feet wide and runs between Cincinnati and Springfield. The park/trail is a converted, abandoned railroad right-of-way that offers opportunities for bicycling, in-line skating, hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and canoeing the Little Miami National and State Scenic River.
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