- 1768?–1813, American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe.
Also Te·cum·tha [ti-kuhm-thuh] /tɪˈkʌm θə/.
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Examples from the Web for tecumseh
It was thought that Tecumseh mistook this tool for a gun, and was nervous.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
When the Tecumseh went to the bottom the Admiral prayed for light and guidance.
Among the dead on the British side was found the body of Tecumseh.Union and Democracy
He contrasted the conduct of the soldiery with that of Tecumseh and his Indians.
The heroic, the high-minded, the hapless Tecumseh was fallen.Burl
- ?1768–1813, American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. He attempted to unite western Indian tribes against the White people, but was defeated at Tippecanoe (1811). He was killed while fighting for the British in the War of 1812
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