The Shawnees, led by Tenskwatawa, were defeated by the forces of William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Tecumseh’s confederation was weakened and Harrison’s reputation as a war hero was bolstered.
Tecumseh (1768–1813) was a Shawnee leader who organized American Indian resistance to white expansion into Indian lands. Following the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, which gave the United States control of most of the Ohio Territory and which Tecumseh vehemently opposed, Tecumseh rose as a prominent American Indian leader. In 1805, his brother Tenskwatawa experienced a vision calling on his people to end their dependence on white traders and return to native ways. The brothers began to form a confederation to resist white incursion. Tecumseh...
Lord Dunmore (1732–1809), or John Murray, was the royal governor of Virginia best remembered for offering freedom to slaves who joined British forces during the American Revolution. After serving in Parliament and as governor of New York, Dunmore became the British royal governor of Virginia in 1771. In 1773, he officially dissolved the Virginia House of Burgesses in response to its efforts to create a Committee of Correspondence; however, the body continued to meet. In 1774, he waged Lord Dunmore’s War against the Shawnees in the Ohio...
Identify and compare the ideas of major Native American leaders from the nineteenth century.
Evaluate the impact of those ideas on the United States and Native Americans.
Locate the original and final reservation territory for each of the Native American tribal groups represented in the excerpts.
(Shawnee) Chief Tecumseh, “Address to General William Henry...