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.
About 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).
Table of Contents
Timeline: Events in the Life of Tecumseh
Chapter 1: Tecumsehs World
Chapter 2: Coming of Age
Chapter 3: From Follower to Leader
Chapter 4: The Rise of the Prophet
Chapter 5: Tecumsehs Message
Chapter 6: The End of Prophetstown
Chapter 7: The Storm of War
Chapter 8: The Battle of the Thames
Chapter 9: Tecumseh in Memory and Popular Culture