Tecumseh: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies Series)

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One of the most important Native American leaders in history, the Shawnee leader Tecumseh protested land cession, and was a major catalyst of the Battle of Tippecanoe. He harnessed the tradition of American Indian pan-tribal unity to become the most important symbol of multi-national Native American identity and resistance in North America. This in-depth, accessible treatment explores the life of a key figure in Native American battle-lore who figures prominently in U.S. history...

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Tecumseh: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies Series)

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Overview

One of the most important Native American leaders in history, the Shawnee leader Tecumseh protested land cession, and was a major catalyst of the Battle of Tippecanoe. He harnessed the tradition of American Indian pan-tribal unity to become the most important symbol of multi-national Native American identity and resistance in North America. This in-depth, accessible treatment explores the life of a key figure in Native American battle-lore who figures prominently in U.S. history curricula.

Lively, narrative chapters explore the Shawnee culture, Tecumseh's childhood, the transformation of his brother, Tenskwatawa into The Prophet, his creation of a pan-tribal movement, the War of 1812, and his legacy in history and popular culture.

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"Designed specifically for high school and public libraries, this comprehensive biography series provides an excellent resource for learning about important people in our world. Sturgis offers a well-written biography of Tecumseh, the intelligent and powerful (both physically and politically) Shawnee chief, born in 1768 in the Ohio Valley."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313341779
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2008
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,446,110
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

AMY H. STURGIS is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Belmont University. She earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History at Vanderbilt University. She has authored or edited seven books and written numerous chapters and articles in both Native American and science fiction/fantasy studies, including The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal (Greenwood 2006), Presidents from Hayes through McKinley, 1877-1901 (Greenwood 2003), and Presidents from Washington through Monroe, 1789-1825 (Greenwood 2001).

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Table of Contents


Series Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Timeline: Events in the Life of Tecumseh     xvii
Tecumseh's World     1
Coming of Age     9
From Follower to Leader     17
The Rise of the Prophet     35
Tecumseh's Message     51
The End of Prophetstown     69
The Storm of War     79
The Battle of the Thames     103
Tecumseh in Memory and Popular Culture     123
Bibliography     129
Index     131
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