Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership

by R. David Edmunds
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Tecumseh or Tenskwatawa Considering the traumatic upheavals that befall the Shawnee world after the War of Independence, which brother, Tecumseh or Tenskwatawa was more important to the Indian movement?  

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Tecumesh was the leader and Tenskwatawa was the prophet.  I would argue that both were important in different ways.  Tecumesh certainly gets more press, and there is more written about him as the leader.  Tenskwatawa was only powerful when his brother was leader.

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