Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership

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Pearson Longman, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 229 pages
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In this biography, David Edmunds examines the life of legendary Shawnee leader Tecumesh and his pivotal role in defending the Native American way of life.

Since his death as an avowed warrior at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, the details of Tecumseh's life have passed into the realm of legend, myth and drama. In this new edition, David Edmunds considers the man who acted as a diplomat a charismatic strategist who attempted to smooth cultural divisions between tribes and collectively oppose the seizure of their land.

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretive biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

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I bought this book for class, I wouldn't have bought it otherwise. It isn't a terrible book, just not my thing. Very informative.

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Book was a good overview. Met David Edmunds at a history celebration at WV Wesleyan College in 2007. He was a very down to earth guy and a fun person to learn from. Read full review


The Shawnees
Learning the Warriors Path
A Culture Under Siege

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Tecumseh: A Life
John Sugden
Limited preview - 1999
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About the author (2007)

R. David Edmunds, Professor of History at the University of Texas in Dallas, is a historian of Native American people and the American West. The author or editor of ten books and over one hundred essays, articles, and other shorter publications, Edmunds' major works have been awarded the Francis Parkman Prize ("The Potawatomis: Keepers Of The Fire", 1978); the Ohioana Prize for Biography ("The Shawnee Prophet ", 1983); and the Alfred Heggoy Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society ("The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge To New France", 1993).

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