Tecumtha


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Te·cum·seh

 (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.
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Noun1.Tecumtha - a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)Tecumtha - a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)
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Wafford told Mooney that the apocalyptic prophecies reached the Cherokee through the Creeks and that the prophecies were "probably given to the Creek by Tecumtha [sic] and his party on their visit to that tribe in the fall of 181 J."(41) Wafford said the movement spread from the Creek to the Cherokee and that: