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One of the most important Native American leaders in history, the Shawnee leader Tecumseh protested land cession, and was a major catalyst of the Battle of Tippecanoe. He harnessed the tradition of American Indian pan-tribal unity to become the most important symbol of multi-national Native American identity and resistance in North America. This in-depth, accessible treatment explores the life of a key figure in Native American battle-lore who figures prominently in U.S. history curricula. Lively, narrative chapters explore the Shawnee culture, Tecumseh's childhood, the transformation of his brother, Tenskwatawa into The Prophet, his creation of a pan-tribal movement, the War of 1812, and his legacy in history and popular culture.
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An engaging biography of one of the most impactful Native American war heroes in history

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Timeline: Events in the Life of Tecumseh Chapter 1: Tecumsehs World Chapter 2: Coming of Age Chapter 3: From Follower to Leader Chapter 4: The Rise of the Prophet Chapter 5: Tecumsehs Message Chapter 6: The End of Prophetstown Chapter 7: The Storm of War Chapter 8: The Battle of the Thames Chapter 9: Tecumseh in Memory and Popular Culture Select Bibliography Index

About the Author

Amy H. Sturgis is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Belmont University. She earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History at Vanderbilt University. She has authored or edited seven books and written numerous chapters and articles in both Native American and science fiction/fantasy studies, including The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal (Greenwood 2006), Presidents from Hayes through McKinley, 1877-1901 (Greenwood 2003), and Presidents from Washington through Monroe, 1789-1825 (Greenwood 2001).


"Designed specifically for high school and public libraries, this comprehensive biography series provides an excellent resource for learning about important people in our world. Sturgis offers a well-written biography of Tecumseh, the intelligent and powerful (both physically and politically) Shawnee chief, born in 1768 in the Ohio Valley." - MultiCultural Review

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