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Tecumseh /tᵻˈkʌmsə, tᵻˈkʌmsi/ tə-KUM-sə, tə-KUM-see (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 became an ally of Britain in 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 move west 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, Tecu... More


Tecumseh Quotes

Tecumseh #Alone

Photo of Tecumseh Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Tecumseh #Death #Fear

Photo of Tecumseh Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Tecumseh #Strength

Photo of Tecumseh A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
Tecumseh #Dreams

Photo of Tecumseh When the legends die, the dreams end there is no more greatness.
Tecumseh #Respect

Photo of Tecumseh Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
Tecumseh #Death

Photo of Tecumseh Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Tecumseh #Death #Fear #Home #Time

Photo of Tecumseh When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Tecumseh #Food #Life #Morning #Strength #Thankful

Photo of Tecumseh When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.