Tecumseh

Tecumseh

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ISBN13: 9780712665087
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If Sitting Bull is the most famous Indian, Tecumseh, the legendry Shawnee chieftain, is the most revered. In the early years of the nineteenth century he dreamed of welding the diverse North American tribes into a vast confederacy stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, strong enough to defend the cultures and lands of the Indians from the aggression of the United States. Although he died in battle at the height of his fame with his vision of a great Indian confederacy in shreds, his reputation is secure. Unlike most Indian leaders, who operated locally or participated in intertribal warfare, Tecumseh does not stand for one tribe or nation but for all Native Americans. Despite his failed attempt at solidarity, he remains the ultimate symbol of endeavour and courage, unity and fraternity. And while his life was played out against the violent backdrop of bloody battles in the forest, fierce border raids, Indian witch-hunting, and racial brutality on both sides of the frontier, Techmseh emerges as a man of unusual integrity, generosity and compassion.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 512
Item Height 42 mm
Item Width 154 mm
Item Weight 698 Gram
Product Dimensions 154 x 42 x 230
Publisher Pimlico
Format Paperback | 512
Book Overview A heroic work of research and scholarship. . . The most complete and reliable account of the events that made the great Shawnee Indian a giant figure on the stage of the early history of the United States. ' Alvin M. Josephy Jr. , author of 500 Nations

Author, college lecturer and recently a senior research fellow at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Dr John Sugden holds degrees from the universities of Leeds, Lancaster and Sheffield, and has pursued historical research in archives throughout Britain and North America. He has contributed to numerous journals and his previous books, Tecumseh's Last Stand (1985) and Sir Francis Drake (1990) received overwhelming critical acclaim. Tecumseh won the 1999 Society for Military History Distinguished book Award.