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Tecumseh and Mistreatment of Native Americans. “Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us? I know you will cry with me, "NEVER! NEVER!”

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tecumseh and mistreatment of native americans

TecumsehandMistreatment of Native Americans

“Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us? I know you will cry with me, "NEVER! NEVER!”

- Tecumseh

indians and europeans
Indians and Europeans
  • In 1618–1619, smallpox wiped out 90% of the Massachusetts Bay Native Americans. 2
  • Native American societies and culture became strained with the death of Indians due to epidemics such as small pox.
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Indians and Europeans
  • Europeans came to America and saw Native Americans as just another source as slaves and workers. 1
  • They where used to cultivate rice, indigo, and tobacco.
indians and americans
Indians and Americans
  • Tecumseh was one of the few tribe leaders that resisted, and he lead a multi-tribal army in resistance to Americans.
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Tecumseh

Tecumseh traveled to different tribes collecting members for a small army he led against the government.

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Tecumseh
  • He was chief of a the Shawnee tribe, his name meant “shooting star”.
  • In 1811 the comet C/1811 F1 passed earth, the Native Americans took this as a sign of the gods empowering Tecumseh
indian removal act
Indian Removal Act
  • The government forced the “five civilized tribes” to land in the east.3
  • The land originally given to the Indians was given back to the settlers, for mining and farming.
  • Native Americans where encouraged to become more like white settlers and where given allotments of land to farm on.
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Citations
  • Seyburt, Tony. "Slavery in America". New York Life. 10/19/09 <http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_es_indians_slavery.htm>.
  • Kaplow, David. "Smallpox: Chapter One". University of California Press. 10/19/09 <http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/9968/9968.ch01.php>.
  • Seyburt, Tony. "Slavery In America". New York Life. 10/16/09 <http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_es_indians_slavery.htm>.
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