A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh

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Bantam, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 1068 pages
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They had defeated the French and now the English possessed the vast North American Empire. Soldiers, traders, settlers--all began the trek across the wilderness to claim the land and its riches. Against this relentless tide Indian warriors rose up in bitter fury exploded in the bloody battle for the conquest of the Northwest territory.

"Reading Eckert is like listening to a master storyteller: he presents his material in vivid detail, using the novelist's technique to enhance dramatic events."--" Publishers Weekly"

 

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

to my mind, Tecumseh and Abraham Lincoln are unique examples of the "Self-made Man", the American ideal. The fact that one was white and the other Indian pale in comparison to their mutual achievement ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elliot1822 - LibraryThing

"A Sorrow In Our Heart" one of Eckert's historical novels tells the story of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh, who has been said by many and myself now to be one of the if not the greatest Indian leader of ... Read full review

Contents

Overview of principal areas of action xvixvii
43
The Battle of Point Pleasant
99
The Principal Kentucky Settlements
236
The Blue Licks Ambush
298
Partitioning of Ohio
318
Fort Hamilton
422
Harrisons Fraudulent Illinois Purchase
544
Tecumsehs Tippecanoe Village
584
Harrisons Fraudulent Indiana Purchase
604
Detroit River Area
696
The Lower Maumee Rapids Area
754
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A six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Allan W. Eckert is an Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter and a Newbery Honor author of books for young readers. He is also the author of the popular six-volume historical series Narratives of America and the creator of Tecumseh!, an outdoor drama staged regularly in Chillicothe, Ohio, that has played to more than a million people over the past 20 years.

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