Organizer of Indian Confederation – Tecumseh

Organizer of Indian confederation – Tecumseh   With inexhaustible energy, Tecumseh began to form an Indian confederation to resist white pressure. He made long journeys in a vast territory, from the Ozarks to New York and from Iowa to Florida, gaining recruits (particularly among the tribes of the Creek Confederacy, to which his mother’s […]

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Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service)

Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service) Portrait of Shawnee chief Tecumseh based on sketch by Benson John Lossing Attributed to Owen Staples Quick Facts Significance:Shawnee leader Place of Birth:Scioto River, Ohio Date of Birth:March 9, 1768 Place of Death:Chatham-Kent, Canada Date of Death:October 5, 1813 Tecumseh began life in the Shawnee village of Piqua, Ohio on […]

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The Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809)

The Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809) Tecumseh’s War The two principal adversaries in the conflict, chief Tecumseh and American politician William Henry Harrison, had both been junior participants in the Battle of Fallen Timbers at the close of the Northwest Indian Wars in 1794. Tecumseh was not among the Native American signers of the Treaty […]

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The Trail of Tecumseh (1917) by Paul G. Tomlinson

The Trail of Tecumseh by Tomlinson, Paul G. (Paul Greene), 1888- Library of Congress book link  Publication date 1917 Topics Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813 Publisher New York [etc.] D. Appleton and company Collection library_of_congress; americana Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation Contributor The Library of Congress Language English   Preface: Tecumseh has long been recognized as one […]

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Tecumseh Military Leader (c. 1768–1813)

Tecumseh Military Leader (c.1768-1813) BIOGRAPHY.COM April 18, 2016 Young Warrior During his teenage years, Tecumseh joined a confederation of Native Americans led by Mohawk chief Joseph Brant. Brant encouraged tribes to pool their resources and defend their territory against the white man’s encroachment. Tecumseh led a raiding party attacking white settlers’ boats making their way […]

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