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Tecumseh

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Tecumseh

The author is James Laxer and it was published on the 24th of July, 2012 by Groundwood Books. The book has 56 pages. The children's book dimensions are 0.5"H x 10.6"L x 8.4"W. It has a weight of 1.05 lbs. Acquire a copy of this child's book, visit our store add to cart button.

Groundwood Books


ISBN: 1554981239
Author: James Laxer

Two hundred years after his death, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh continues to be considered on the list of greatest leaders of North America's First Peoples. Tecumseh's dreams had been never fulfilled, but he remains a symbol of justice for the first Peoples of the Americas. At the age of twenty-five he became chief of his personal village. Combined with Richard Rudnicki's exceptional illustrations, which happen to be thoroughly researched for historical accuracy, this an outstanding pictorial biography. Tecumseh (meaning"shooting star"in Shawnee) was named after the meteor that auspiciously streaked across the sky on the night he was born. He developed a magnetic friendship with Brock, commander with the British troops, who recognized that he was"a gallant warrior,"and together they took Fort Detroit. James Laxer's informative, accessible text is according to reminiscences written by Stephen Ruddell, a white boy who was raised by the Shawnees, on the oral traditions of the Shawnees as well as other native peoples, and on accounts written by officials inside the United states of america government and British military officers who knew Tecumseh. This pictorial biography tells the story of his remarkable life, culminating within the events from the War of 1812. Tecumseh was disgusted when the British began to retreat."You usually told us,"he declared to Major General Procter,"that you would never draw your foot off British ground; but now, father, we see you are drawing back… We must compare our father's conduct to a fat animal, that carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, it drops between its legs, and runs off. Tecumseh sided with the British, hoping to produce an independent native state north with the Ohio River, between the US and Canada. Tecumseh and his household had been forced to move many times as their villages came under frequent attack from militiamen and settlers."He rallied those loyal to him and fought on relentlessly, but was finally killed within the Battle of Moraviantown in 1813. And so he started to travel great distances with this message, encouraging the Muscogees, Kickapoos, Winnebagos, Potawatomis, Ottawas and Sacs to join forces with him against the Americans. But shortly afterwards Brock was killed inside the battle of Queenston Heights. Tecumseh spent his youth finding out the abilities that would make him a hunter and warrior. He lived for the duration of turbulent times, when the thirteen colonies that had been to turn out to be the United states had begun to rebel against British rule, and settlers were pushing westward, quickly encroaching on the standard lands of the native peoples. His father and his older brother Cheeseekau had been both killed in battles with every of the settlers. Tecumseh was a great orator and became a rallying figure for the beleaguered tribes, warning William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory, and other individuals that if the US did not return the lands they had taken, there would be war. On June 18, 1812, the US declared war on Great Britain. An epilogue looks at what happened following Tecumseh's death, which includes the peace negotiations that finally ended the War of 1812. As he grew older, influenced by his visionary younger brother,"The Prophet,"Tecumseh realized that unless all native peoples came together to form a great confederacy, they would never be able to hold onto their land. Includes maps, timeline and glossary.



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