A Brief Biography Of Tecumseh's Contributions

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Tecumseh died on October 5, 1813 at the Battle of Thames. He was killed at the age of 45. He was a political leader and war chief for the Shawnee Indians. He fought in the War of 1812 to stop westward expansion of white settlers into native lands. He was born in Old Piqua, Ohio in 1768. His father, Puckeshinwa, died at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. His mother, Methoataske, migrated to Missouri with other Shawnees. Tecumseh was raised by his older sister, Tecumpease. He raided frontier settlements with his older brother, Chiksika. He raided more settlements up to the Treaty of Greenville, in 1795. By 1800 he was a prominent war chief among the natives. Later one of his brothers, Tenskwatawa, became a religious leader among the Shawnee
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