(1768 - 1813)

Along with his younger brother who became known as the Prophet, Tecumseh sought to stop the loss of Shawnee land precipitated by the signing of treaties with the American government. In 1808 the brothers founded Prophetstown on the Wabash River, receiving supplies for it from British forces, and over the next few years Tecumseh traveled widely to build a confederacy among disparate tribes. He assisted the British during the War of 1812 and one year later was killed at the Battle of the Thames by an American force led by future president William Henry Harrison.

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My father! The sun is my father, and the earth is my mother, and on her bosom I will recline.

—Tecumseh, 1810

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c. 1811 | Missouri Territory

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