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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Good biography of Tecumseh and the struggles of the Shawnee Tribe up to Tecumseh's death. Read full review


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Learning the Warriors Path
A Culture Under Siege

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Tecumseh: A Life
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About the author (2007)

R. David Edmunds, Watson Professor of American History at the University of Texas at Dallas, received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma. He has written or edited nine books, including The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire (1987), which won the Francis Parkman Prize, and The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France (1993), which won the Alfred Heggoy Prize. He has held Ford Foundation, Newberry, and Guggenheim fellowships and has advised documentary filmmakers, tribal governments, foundations, and museums. In 2003, Dr. Edmunds served as President of the American Society for Ethnohistory.

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