On October 5, 1813 Chief Tecumseh dies. Reasons for his death are conflicting. His legacy is as one of the most celebrated Indian leaders in history who promoted tribal unity.

His presence was so impactful as the United States expanded itself westward and his personally given accounts are so rare that his death was followed by several myths and partial narratives that would have lasting impact on American history. 

During his bid for the vice presidency in 1836, Richard M. Johnson, used his reputation as Tecumseh’s supposed killer to win. No one actually knows for sure who killed Chief Tecumseh. President Harrison would later use his time as Governor of the Indiana Territory during the Battle of Tippecanoe against Tecumseh as a campaign slogan; “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.” 

Book Title: Tecumseh, Shooting Star of the Shawnee

Book Author: Zimmerman, Dwight Jon

Dewey Decimal Call Number: JB TECUMSEH

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