Tecumseh Quotes (36 quotes)
“Brothers, The white people send runners amongst us; they wish to make us enemies, that they may sweep over and desolate our hunting grounds, like devastating winds, or rushing waters.”
Tecumseh to to the Osages (1811)
“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
“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)
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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.