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Tecumseh (March 1768 – October 5, 1813) also Tecumtha or Tekamthi , was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy that opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812 . He grew up in the Ohio country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War where he was constantly exposed to warfare. [1] His brother Tenskwatawa was a religious leader who advocated a return to the ancestral lifestyle of the tribes. A large following and a confederacy grew around his teachings. The religious doctrine led to strife with settlers on the frontier, causing the group to move farther into the northwest and settle Prophetstown, Indiana in 1808. Tecumseh took an active role in confronting Governor William Henry Harrison to demand land purchase treaties be rescinded. He began an attempt to expand the confederacy into the southern United States, but while he was away traveling his brother was defeated in the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe . During the War of 1812 , Tecumseh and his confederacy allied with the British in Canada and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. The Americans, led by Harrison, launched a counter assault and invaded Canada, killing Tecumseh in the Battle of the Thames . Tecumseh has subsequently become a folk legend and is remembered as a hero by many Canadians for his defense of their country. Family and background Tecumseh ( Tekoomsē : "Shooting Star" or "Panther Across The Sky") was born about March 9, 1768, probably just outside Chillicothe, current day Old Town, just north of Xenia, Ohio. His father was Pucksinwah, a minor Shawnee war chief of the Kispoko ("Dancing Tail" or "Panther") branch of the tribe. His mother was named Methoataske and belonged to the Pekowi branch of the tribe and was Pucksinwah second wife. Shawnee lineage was recorded paternally, making Tecumseh a Kispoko. Their tribe was living somewhere near modern Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the time of his parents' marriage, having been in that region among the Creek tribe since being driven from homes by the Iroqouis during the Beaver Wars . [2] About 1759 the Pekowi branch of the tribe decided to move northward into the Ohio Country . Not wanting to force his wife to choose between him or her family, Pucksinwah decided to travel north with her. The Pekowi founded the settlement of Chillicothe where Tecumseh was likely born. Not long after his birth, the family moved again to the village of Scioto. Tecumseh's father took part in the French and Indian War during the 1760s, and later in Lord Dunmore’s War ; he was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. [3] War At least five times between 1774 and 1782, Tecumseh's village was attacked by colonials and later American armies as the Shawnee allied with the British during the American Revolutionary War . Following his father's death, his family moved back to Chief Blackfish 's nearby village of Chillicothe. The town was destroyed in 1779 by Kentucky militia in reprisal for Blackfish's attack on Boonesburough. [4]
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course BUS 1332 taught by Professor Mike during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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