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Tecumseh : a life, John Sugden

Label
Tecumseh : a life
Title
Tecumseh
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
John Sugden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If Sitting Bull is the most famous American Indian, Tecumseh, the legendary Shawnee chieftain, is the most revered. In the early years of the nineteenth century he dreamed of welding the diverse North American tribes into a vast confederacy stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, strong enough to defend the cultures and lands of the Indians from the aggression of the United States. A charismatic leader with outstanding military and political talents, Tecumseh created a powerful pan-Indian alliance to replace intertribal conflict and indifference. A major figure in the War of 1812, he helped defeat American attempts to invade Canada, and his followers engaged U.S. armies across the entire frontier." "Although Tecumseh died in battle at the height of his fame with his vision of a great Indian confederacy in shreds, his reputation is secure. Unlike most Indian leaders, who operated locally or participated in intertribal warfare, Tecumseh does not stand for one tribe or nation but for all Native Americans. Despite his failed attempt at solidarity, he remains the ultimate symbol of endeavor and courage, unity and fraternity." "The product of thirty years of research in North America and Europe, this comprehensive and authoritative biography offers new revelations about every stage of the legendary chief's life by the leading scholar on Tecumseh and the Shawnees."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A biography of the Shawnee leader describes his vision to unite North America tribes into one Indian nation capable of forcing back the encroaching white settlers
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157397
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 977/.004973/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.S35
LC item number
S86 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Tecumseh : a life, John Sugden
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A John Macrae Book."
  • Maps of Tecumseh's country in 1810 and Tecumseh's south from 1811-1813 on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [458]-474) and index
Control code
80605
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 492 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805041385
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97036847
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37475187
  • (OCoLC)37475187
Label
Tecumseh : a life, John Sugden
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A John Macrae Book."
  • Maps of Tecumseh's country in 1810 and Tecumseh's south from 1811-1813 on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [458]-474) and index
Control code
80605
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 492 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805041385
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97036847
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37475187
  • (OCoLC)37475187

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