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 (tĭ-kŭm′sə) or Te·cum·tha (-thə) 1768-1813.
Shawnee leader who attempted to establish a confederacy to unify Native Americans against white encroachment. He sided with the British in the War of 1812 and was killed in the Battle of the Thames.


(Biography) ?1768–1813, American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. He attempted to unite western Indian tribes against the White people, but was defeated at Tippecanoe (1811). He was killed while fighting for the British in the War of 1812


(tɪˈkʌm sə)

also Te•cum•tha


1768?–1813, Shawnee Indian chief and military leader.
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Noun1.Tecumseh - a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)Tecumseh - a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)
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