Tecumseh and the Shawnee Confederation by Rebecca Stefoff
(Library of American Indian History)

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By examining the life of Tecumseh, the charismatic leader of the Shawnee Confederation, this volume provides an illuminating history of the Indian wars in the Ohio River Valley. Focusing primarily on Tecumseh and his vision to create a united Indian nation, the book also examines the Native American religious revival led by Tecumseh's brother Tenskwatawa and the complex interactions between white settlers and Native Americans.

The narrative opens with the historic confrontation between William Henry Harrison and Tecumseh at Grouseland. The following chapters cover the Indian peoples of the Old Northwest Territory, Tecumseh's early beginnings through his warrior status, and his role as a major leader in the Indian community.

The volume concludes with a summary of Tecumseh's importance in Native American history and the history of the United States as a whole.


About Rebecca Stefoff

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Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.
Published January 1, 1998 by Facts on File. 138 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult.

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Stefoff (Finding the Lost Cities, 1997, etc.) recounts with sympathy and empathy, how Tecumseh ``was determined to keep white settlers out of the Indian lands north of the Ohio River.'' Tecumseh's impressive, historic encounter with William Henry Harrison, the governor of the Indiana Territory, s...

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