Tecumseh (/ tɛˈkʌmsə /; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812.
Tecumseh (/tɛˈkʌmsə/; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812.
Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare. With Americans continuing to encroach on Indian territory after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. In 1808, they settled Prophetstown in present-day Indiana. With a vision of establishing an independent Native American nation east of the Mississippi under British protection, Tecumseh worked to recruit additional tribes to the confederacy from the southern United States.
During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas (the collective name for the colonies of Upper Canada and Lower Canada), and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. American forces killed Tecumseh in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813. His confederation fell apart, the British deserted their Indian allies at the peace conference that ended the War of 1812, the dream of an independent Indian state in the Midwest vanished, and American settlers took possession of all the territory south of the Great Lakes, driving the Indians west or into reservations.
While Tecumseh was ultimately unsuccessful, his principled stand made him a respected figure in both the Indian and white cultures.
Annotate poem as you have been taught…use ?, !, signs of
repetition, rephrasing, etc.
Answer the following on the back:
a. How are Tecumseh’s words timeless?
b. Define the words “noble” and “grovel”
c. How does the phrase “be careful what you wish for”
contradict Tecumseh’s words of wisdom?
d. Choose any ONE line from the poem and show in a minimum
of 5 sentences how either YOU, a FRIEND or a FAMILY
MEMBER abides by one of his words of wisdom.
Reconstructed in the 1990’s
“Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And is heard of no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”
- Act V; s.5
3. positive thoughts
4. evil thoughts
4. the Witches
1. Tell us what was happening.
2. Thank you for saving me.
3. This man is a traitor!
A title like lord or prince