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.
KeywordsWar of 1812, tecumseh, the Prophet, native american indian, indian warrior, chief of shawnee tribe, treaty of greenville
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Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 9) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)