What was the relationship between the Shawnee and other European countries, Irouquis and other tribes? Describe the trade between the Shawnee and the United States. How did the Shawnee culture compare with the US culture? How did the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Treaty of Greenville influence the relationship between the Indians of the Ohio Valley and the United States? Describe Tecumsehs family life as a child and as an adult. What events shaped Tecumsehs attitudes about the white man? Describe Tecumseh?s brother, Tenskwatawa. How did he become the Prophet? What did he encourage the Native Americans to do? How did other Indians receive this movement? What was Tecumseh?s plan to stop the encroachment of the United States on Indian territory? What was Tecumsehs role in the War of 1812? What did he think of the way the British fought the war? In general, what was the role of the Indians in this war?
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Your question(s) was moved to a discussion forum, probably in part because eNotes only allows one question per post. I'll be happy to answer one part of your question, "What was Tecumseh's role in the War of 1812?"
Tecumseh and his Shawnee warriors sided with the British during the war, first fighting under Major General Sir Isaac Brock. They aided in the siege of Detroit, helping to force the surrender of Fort Detroit. The city was recaptured later by William Henry Harrison, and the British burned the town, with Tecumseh's men acting as rearguard protection. Tecumseh argued with his new commander, Major General Henry Procter, who refused to take the initiative despite pleas from Tecumseh to attack the Americans on their home soil. Tecumseh was killed on October 5, 1813 at the Battle of the Thames, and his warriors soon surrendered to Harrison in Detroit.
This is a lot of questions, so I will answer one. I think the murder of Tecumesh's father had a big influence on him. A white man killed his father, basically for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This could easily influence his feelings about relations between the settlers and the tribe.
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