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Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa continued their struggle. During the War of 1812, they allied themselves with the British against the United States. During this conflict, Tecumseh lost his life at the Battle of the Thames in 1813. The Prophet then sought to assume control of his brother's followers. Unfortunately for the Prophet, most Indians remembered his claims before the Battle of Tippecanoe and rejected his leadership. For the remainder of his life, Tenskwatawa continued to seek power among the Shawnee Indians. He first lived in Canada but eventually returned to Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, moving from village to village, seeking a following among the Shawnee. In 1826, the Prophet moved with most Ohio and Indiana Shawnee to a reservation in modern-day Kansas. Here, the Prophet's quest for power continued. By the end of his life, Tenskwatawa lived in his own village with only his family. The other Shawnee people chose to live in the villages of younger and more prominent leaders. The Prophet died in November 1836. While the Prophet once was the catalyst for one of the greatest Indian alliances in history, he died a virtually forgotten figure.