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During the early 1760s, Neolin, a spiritual leader of the Delaware Indians, gained favor among many native societies in the Ohio Country. Dismayed by the Indians' reliance on English and French manufactured goods, Neolin called for the natives to adopt more traditional Indian practices. Rather than using the musket to hunt and fight, Neolin encouraged his followers to use the traditional bow and arrow instead. He also demanded that his followers forsake alcohol. By turning their backs on their native customs, he said, Keesh-she-la-mil-lang-up, the Master of Life, would not allow them to enter heaven. Indians must return to their traditional ways if they hoped to receive the Master of Life's blessing and to succeed against the English settlers traveling into the Ohio Country at the end of the French and Indian War.
In the early 1800s, Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet, spread a message similar to Neolin's across the Ohio country once again.
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