The Shawnee Prophet

by Edmunds, R. David 1939-

Format: Print Book 1985
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Anthropology E99.S35 T463 1985
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Collection  Anthropology
Call Number  E99.S35 T463 1985
In the early 1800s, when control of the Old Northwest had not yet been assured to the United States, the Shawnee leaders Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet, led an intertribal movement culminating at the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Battle of the Thames. Historians have portrayed Tecumseh, the war leader, as the key figure in forging the intertribal confederacy. In this full-length biography of Tenskwatawa, R. David Edmunds shows that, to the contrary, the Shawnee Prophet initiated and for much of the period dominated the movement, providing a set of religious beliefs and ceremonies that revived the tribes' fading power and cohesion.
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Subjects Tenskwatawa, -- Shawnee Prophet.
Tecumseh, -- Shawnee Chief, -- 1768-1813.
Shawnee Indians -- Biography.
Shawnee Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Shawnee Indians -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
Publisher Lincoln :University of Nebraska Press,1985
Edition 1st Bison Book ed.
Language English
Notes "A Bison book"--Spine.
Description xii, 260 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-247) and index.
ISBN 0803267118 (pbk.)
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