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|Chief of Tecumseh's Confederacy|
1808 – October 5, 1813
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Chief of the Shawnee|
1789 – October 5, 1813
Likely in Old Chillicothe, Ohio Country, British Empire
|Died||October 5, 1813
Moravian of the Thames,
Upper Canada, British Empire
|Years of service||1783–1813|
|Battles/wars||Northwest Indian 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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