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1768 ca1800s-18101813
a Native American leader of the Shawnee who attempted to organize a vast alliance of Native American tribes in the eastern United States during the early 19th century. Siding with Great Britain during the War of 1812, he led the Shawnee against the United States until his death at the Battle of the Thames.
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07/02/1809-Chief Tecumseh urges Indians to unite against whites
10/05/1813- Tecumseh defeated
 Quotes (11) • View in Quotations
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.
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.
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.
Where today are the Peqout? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, and the Pokanoket? 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 and sacred to us? I know you will cry with me, ‘Never! Never
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