Tecumseh

Tecumseh

Tecumseh /tɪˈkʌmsə, tɪˈkʌmsi/ ti-KUM-sə, ti-KUM-see was a Native American Shawnee warrior and chief, who became the primary leader of a large, multi-tribal confederacy in the early 19th century. Born in the Ohio Country , and growing up during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, Tecumseh was exposed to warfare and envisioned the establishment of an independent Indian nation east of the Mississippi River under British protection. He worked to recruit additional members to his tribal confederacy from the southern United States.

Birth: March 1768Likely in(present-day, near)

Died: 1813-10-05

Nickname: Tecumseh

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