Tecumseh (March 1768 – October 5, 1813), also Tecumtha or Tekamthi, was a famous Native American leader of the Shawnee. He spent much of his life attempting to rally various Indian tribes in a mutual defense of their lands, which eventually led to his death in the War of 1812.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 9) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)
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