Why was the Prophet’s reputation almost completely destroyed following the Battle of Tippecanoe?

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The Prophet's reputation was destroyed because the battle exposed the fact that he did not really have the powers he claimed to have.

Before the battle, the Prophet claimed that his magic would allow his army to defeat the Americans.  He claimed that the God of Life was on their side and that victory was certain.

When the battle actually happened, his claims turned out to be false.  The town where the Indians were living ended up being burned to the ground.  This made very clear that the Prophet did not really have any special magic that could guarantee victory and his reputation was destroyed.

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