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Glossary Term – Event
American Indians from several tribes signed the Treaty of Greenville, ceding lands in the Ohio Valley to the United States in exchange for the federal government’s protection of remaining tribal lands from further white incursion.
Glossary Term – Person
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...