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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
Author
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."--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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947 January 27-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sugden, John
Dewey number
  • 977/.004973/0092
  • 977.00497302
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tecumseh
  • Tecumseh
  • Shawnee Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Shawnee Indians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Tecumseh : a life, John Sugden
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 (pages 458-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The shooting star -- The prelude. The panther and the turtle -- An Ohio childhood -- Rites of passage -- The raiders of Lookout Mountain -- An honor to die in battle -- Warrior of the Confederacy -- Chief -- The prophet. A revolution on the White River -- Surely God is in this place! -- Prophets and pilgrims -- An engine set to work by the British -- The open door -- A treaty too far -- The federalist. The Moses of the family -- Tecumseh's diplomacy -- An uncommon genius -- Storm on the Wabash -- Red sticks and earthquakes -- Rebuilding the union -- Last days of peace -- Ally of the redcoats. War across Detroit -- The moon of plums -- Attack and counterattack -- Fighting groundhogs -- An adequate sacrifice to Indian opinion -- Father, we see you are drawing back! -- Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit! -- Epilogue. Since our great chief Tecumtha has been killed
Control code
ocm37475187
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 492 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805041385
Lccn
97036847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37475187
Label
Tecumseh : a life, John Sugden
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 (pages 458-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The shooting star -- The prelude. The panther and the turtle -- An Ohio childhood -- Rites of passage -- The raiders of Lookout Mountain -- An honor to die in battle -- Warrior of the Confederacy -- Chief -- The prophet. A revolution on the White River -- Surely God is in this place! -- Prophets and pilgrims -- An engine set to work by the British -- The open door -- A treaty too far -- The federalist. The Moses of the family -- Tecumseh's diplomacy -- An uncommon genius -- Storm on the Wabash -- Red sticks and earthquakes -- Rebuilding the union -- Last days of peace -- Ally of the redcoats. War across Detroit -- The moon of plums -- Attack and counterattack -- Fighting groundhogs -- An adequate sacrifice to Indian opinion -- Father, we see you are drawing back! -- Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit! -- Epilogue. Since our great chief Tecumtha has been killed
Control code
ocm37475187
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 492 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805041385
Lccn
97036847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37475187

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