Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Store Hours
Monday 10:00-6:00
Tuesday 10:00-6:00
Wednesday 10:00-6:00
Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-6:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00
Sunday by Appointment

 

SELLING BOOKS?
We are always looking for collections of interesting books in good condition. For more information read our Book Buying Policy, or call us at 937-376-3522.

 

 

 
Electronic Gift Cards Available
Checkout a Gift Card


 
 
 

ABOUT BLUE JACKET BOOKS

STORE HISTORY

Blue Jacket Books is named after the Shawnee Indian war chief Blue Jacket, who lived in this part of Ohio in the late 18th and early 19th century. He is remembered for his fierce defense of Shawnee lands against the encroaching pioneers. Along with the Miami chief Little Turtle, he was one of the primary leaders of the Native American confederation that defeated federal troops under Generals Josiah Harmar (1790) and Arthur St. Clair (1791).

 



Some historians have written that Blue Jacket began life as a white Virginian named Marmaduke Van Swearingen, who was captured (while wearing a blue jacket) and adopted by the Shawnees during the Revolutionary War. However, in recent years, descendants of Blue Jacket have successfully used DNA testing methods to dispute this story. Either way, Blue Jacket is beloved here in Xenia, where an outdoor drama recounting tell the story of his life and his people was staged each summer for decades. The show closed after the 2007 season, but may return in the future with a new script.

Store Location and Contact Information
30 South Detroit Street
Xenia, Ohio, 45385
937-376-3522
info@bluejacketbooks.com

Copyright©2015. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie