Tecumseh, also spelled Tecumthe, Tikamthe, or Tecumtha, (born 1768, southeast of Old Chillicothe [north of modern Xenia, Ohio, U.S.]—died October 5, 1813, near Thames River, Upper Canada [now in Ontario, Canada]), Shawnee Indian chief, orator, military leader, and advocate of intertribal Indian alliance who directed
Tecumseh was born in Shawnee territory in what is now Ohio between 1764 and 1771; the best evidence suggests a birthdate of around March 1768. The traditional Shawnee pronunciation of his name is “Tecumthé”. He was born into the Panther clan of the Kispoko division of the Shawnee tribe.
Unfortunately for the American Indians in the region, Tecumseh’s Confederacy failed. Many American Indians refused to relinquish their white ways and end their friendships with the Americans. Although Tecumseh had asked his brother not to attack the Americans in his absence, the Prophet did attack.
When news arrived of the British betrayal of Tecumseh to other Native American tribes, many began to revoke their treaties and disassociate from British allegiance, thereby ending British influence over these tribes and removing the possibility of future Native American attacks on American positions.
Following the destruction of Tippecanoe, Tecumseh and his warriors joined the forces with the British during the War of 1812 in hopes that they would return the land to the Indians if they won.
1. Tecumseh lost three close family members to frontier violence. Born in 1768 in present-day Ohio, Tecumseh lived during an era of near-constant conflict between his Shawnee tribe and white frontiersmen. And in 1794, another of Tecumseh’s brothers, Sauwauseekau, was shot and killed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
(1) BLACK HAWK, who was under TECUMSEH at the battle of the Thames, stated, that TECUMSEH was not scalped nor skinned; but that “lying near him was a fine looking Pottawattamie, who had been killed, decked off in his plumes and war-paint, whom the Americans no doubt had taken for TECUMSEH, for he was scalped, and every
Tecumseh was a Shawnee warrior chief who organized a Native American confederacy in an effort to create an autonomous Indian state and stop white settlement in the Northwest Territory (modern-day Great Lakes region).
The Prophet, byname of Tenskwatawa, (born c. March 1768, Old Chillicothe, Ohio—died 1834, Argentine, Kan., U.S.), North American Indian religious revivalist of the Shawnee people, who worked with his brother Tecumseh to create a pan-tribal confederacy to resist U.S. encroachment in the Northwest Territory.
Answer and Explanation: Tecumseh’s goal in working with the British during the War of 1812 was to gain British support for his own cause in stopping the westward expansion of