Tecuseh Native Americana


Stock #: 526476
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: G. I. Groves
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Series 10
Famous American Indian Series Greatest of all famous American Indians.. Renowned Shawnee chief born near Springfield, Ohio, about 1768. Tecumseh was one of the most remarkable men of his race. In 1805 he tried with the help of his twin brother, the Prophet, to unite the western tribes against the whites. He joined the British forces and led 2,00 warriors against Fort Miegs in the War of 1812. The British, recognizing his qualities, commissioned him a brigadier general. When they retreated before General Harrison, he accused them of cowardice. He persuaded the British to fight General Harrison on the Thames in 1813. A premonition of his death prompted him to discard his British uniform before battle. He was killed while leading his troops in this battle Oct. 5, 1813
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