Compare and contrast the Shawnee rebellion in the United States and the Caste War in Mexico.    

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The Shawnee rebellion that you reference is also called Tecumseh's Rebellion. This is because it's named after the Shawnee leader who led the rebellion, Tecumseh. The rebellion was a conflict between the United States Army and the American Indian Confederacy. The war lasted for more than two years, until Tecumseh and his second-in-command died at the Battle of the Thames and the confederacy dissolved. The Caste War of Yucatán lasted from 1847 to 1901. It began with the Mayan people of the Yucatán Peninsula revolting against the Yucatecos, who had European descendants and had controlled the region for a long time. The war ended when the Mexican army took the Mayan capital of Chan Santa Cruz.

There are some similarities and differences between these two conflicts. Both wars involve a minority native group rising up against a hostile source of new power. For the Native Americans, that was the American government. For the Mayans, it was the Yucatecos. The Mayan war lasted much longer than the Shawnee rebellion. There could be a variety of reasons for this. However, one of them has to be that the Mayans had British support for their cause for the majority of the war. This gave their cause a level of legitimacy that the American Indians didn't have. Another difference is that the Shawnee Rebellion ended with the death of their leader, while the Mayan War ended through the Mexican army's capture of their capital city.

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