tecumtha

Tecumseh

[ti-kuhm-suh]
noun
1768?–1813, American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe.
Also, Tecumtha [ti-kuhm-thuh] .
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Tecumseh (tɪˈkʌmsə)
 
n
?1768--1813, American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. He attempted to unite western Indian tribes against the White people, but was defeated at Tippecanoe (1811). He was killed while fighting for the British in the War of 1812

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Tecumseh [(tuh-kum-suh)]

A Shawnee chief of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He took arms against American settlers moving into the Middle West, and supported the British in the War of 1812, in which he was killed.

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