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Monday, November 7, 2022

On this date in 1811, allies of Tecumseh, a Shawnee Chief and leader of US expansion, led an attack on a US military force led by William Henry Harrison near Prophetstown. The Natives were outnumbered and outgunned and, after the defeat, Harrison burned the village to the ground. This led to Native resisters of expansion siding with the British.

  • Tecumseh by James Laxer (Author). Two hundred years after his death, the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh is still considered one of the greatest leaders of North America’s First Peoples. This richly illustrated biography tells the story of his remarkable life, culminating in the War of 1812. The book includes an epilogue, a timeline, a glossary and maps.