Posted on 30 October 2009 by
Tecumseh was a Native American leader, who tried to unite the Native Americans to withstand the Europeans that were taking their land and changing it.
He and his brother by 1808 set up a new town to become the capitol of a great Indian confederacy, equivalent of Washington, D.C., but in a territory greater than that of the United States of the 1810s.
Video shows birthplace in Ohio, the Galloway cabin in Ohio, where he learned to read and write, and the area in Indiana, where the brothers set up their nation. They were founders of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Tecumseh (“Panther Across the Sky”), an Indian messiah named after his birth sign--a great light which lit the skies above the Colonies in 1768--and his brother Tenskwatawa (“Open Door”) formed what became known as Prophet’s Town by the Wabash River in what became Indiana in 1808.
Tecumseh is considered one of the founders of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
He made many several predictions that may have been the most amazing ever made. One prophecy was that a sign would appear to indicate that the Great Spirit was guiding him.
He predicted that, when he went to Detroit, he would stomp and the earth would shudder. On November 16, 1811, a great searing flash lit the continent. Then, on December 16, 1811, Tecumseh arrived at Detroit. Suddenly a deep, terrifying rumble covered an immense area.One of the world’s most powerful earthquakes occurred at the time he predicted (New Madrid). He also predictied the death of several American presidents.
At the top of the cliff, where Tecumseh and his brother spoke to his followers, we heard a strange sound. Was this an animal sound, or the lingering spirit of a Native American?
More information about Tecumseh, the history of Tippecanoe County, and John Purdue is given in the new book, Uncle: My Journey With John Purdue.