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(c. 1768–1813)
  • Herbert C. Goltz


Tecumseh (c. 1768–1813), leader of the Shawnee Indians, was probably the son of Puckeshinwa, a Shawnee, and Methoatske, a Creek (or part Creek) woman. He fought with the British-supported native alliance led by Little Turtle, which defended the Old North-West against three successive ...

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