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What did Tecumseh, an Indian leader, want for his people?a.  defense against the...

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melissazamora7 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM via web

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What did Tecumseh, an Indian leader, want for his people?

a.  defense against the British.

b. peaceful coexistence with the whites. 

c. resistance to the whites. 

d. assimilation with the whites.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM (Answer #1)

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Of the answer choices given here, the best choice is C.  

Tecumseh was not particularly interested in getting along with the white people.  He had come to the conclusion that they were not interested in getting along with the Indians and that the Indians, therefore, had to resist them as much as they could.  This makes B and D incorrect.

A and C could both be true since the British were white people.  But Tecumseh was a leader of his people after independence.  The white people who were encroaching on his people's territory were American, not British.  Therefore, C is the best answer.

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