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Chief of Tecumseh's Confederacy
In office
1808 – October 5, 1813
Preceded by Tenskwatawa
Succeeded by Position abolished
Chief of the Shawnee
In office
1789 – October 5, 1813
Personal details
Born March 1768
Likely in Old Chillicothe, Ohio Country, British Empire
Died October 5, 1813(1813-10-05) (aged 45)
Moravian of the Thames,
Upper Canada, British Empire
Resting place Unknown
Nationality Shawnee
Parents Puckshinwa, Methoataske
Military service
Allegiance Western Confederacy
Tecumseh's Confederacy
Years of service 1783–1813
Rank Commander-in-chief (de-facto)
Battles/wars Northwest Indian War
Tecumseh's War
War of 1812 

Tecumseh ( ti-KUM-sə, ti-KUM-see; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and became an ally of Britain in the War of 1812. He is also the earliest known ruler of the Shawnee Tribe.


Tecumseh has a brother named Tenskwatawa. Tenskwatawa was known as the town drunkard in the town until he changed and became religious. When Tecumseh left for a business trip and left Tenskwatawa in charge, he didn't do a good job. He started a war with his leadership, and a while after Tecumseh returned, Tecumseh was killed. Tecumseh also has a son named Cheeseekau.

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