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Illustrated portrait of Shawnee Indian Tenskwatawa, the brother of Tecumseh. In 1805, Tenskwatawa claimed to have been visited by the Master of Life, a Shawnee native deity, who said that the Native Americans must reject the ways of white men in order to regain their lands. For this reason, he is known as the Prophet. He was named Lalawethika (the Rattle) by his mother but changed his name to Tenskwatawa after being visited by the Master of Life. Though he and Tecumseh were initially able to unite many Native American tribes under this message, the confederation failed.


The Ohio Historical Society V 970.97 M199h 1933 v.1


8/21/2005 17:28


Mckenney and Hall, The Indian Tribes of North America

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