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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tecumseh was born 1768 near the Ohio river. Because of Shawnee law he would never be able to become chief. But he would become one of the greatest warriors and strategists in history. Tecumseh gainedhis right of passageas a warrior when he attacked a flat boat in 1788. Tecumseh proved himself a worthy military successor to his brother when he fought skirmishes with the "Long Knifes". Tecumseh's brother,Tenskwatawa, had a prophetic dream that the Indians should return to the old ways. He became known as "The Prophet". The town Tecumseh built was called Prophetstown becauseof his brother. In July 1811 Tecumseh told U.S. General Harrison he would be absent till spring. When Tecumseh came backhe found Prophetstowndestroyed and its people massacred. Tecumseh andhis dream of aconfederacydied in the Battleof the Thames onOctober 5, 1813. Works Cited Battle of Tippecanoe. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <>. The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <>. Eighteen Twelve. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <>.flatboats. Steamboat Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. <>. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <>.Holdgreve, Bob. Window to the Past. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <>. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <>.Tecumseh, Michigan. wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. <,_Michigan>.W., Kevin, ed. Birthplace of Tecumseh. THE HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE. Kevin W., 2 Dec. 2008. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. <>.War of 1812: Maps. Galafilm. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <>. Tecumseh studied the White man and determinedthat his power came from working together, which gavehim the idea to form a confederacy of Indian tribes. Tecumseh's highly regardedbrother, Cheeseekau, "a great warrior" was killed in an attack on a small fortification. Organizing the Confederacy was hardwork because every tribe had a differentlanguage; this had neverbeen attempted before. He trusted Harrisonwould honor hisabsence and not attack. Harrison abandonedTecumseh's trustand attacked onNovember 7, 1811this was called the Battle of Tippecanoe. Tecumseh: Why Did the Confederacy Fail
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