Tecumseh Quotes (18 quotes)
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
As quoted in: A Sourcebook for Earth's Community of Religions (1995) by Joel Diederik Beversluis
“Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man, as snow before the summer sun.”
As quoted in: Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970)
“Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the clouds, and the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?”
Speech to William Henry Harrison, Vincennes, Indiana Territory, 14 August 1810
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTecumseh
Died: October 5, 1813 (aged 45)
Bio: Tecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh has become an iconic folk hero in American, Indian and Canadian history.
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