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A romanticized depiction of Tecumseh from c. 1915
Born March 1768
On the Scioto River, near the present-day city of Chillicothe, Ohio (location uncertain, see Early life)

October 5, 1813(1813-10-05)

(aged 45)
Moravian of the Thames
(in modern-day Chatham-Kent, Ontario)
Resting place Walpole Island, Ontario
Nationality Shawnee
Other names Tecumtha, Tekamthi
Known for

War of 1812

  • Siege of Detroit
  • Battle of the Thames  
Parent(s) Puckshinwa, Methoataske

Tecumseh /tˈkʌmsə, tˈkʌmsi/tə-KUM-sə, tə-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.

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