Charismatic, intelligent, and fierce, Shawnee chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) was a man destined for greatness, while his brother Tenskwatawa has been relegated to the shadows, described as a talentless charlatan and a drunk. But here the author of The Earth Is Weeping argues that while Tecumseh was the diplomat, appealing even to the white settlers attempting to steal Shawnee land, Tenskwatwa unified their people with his deep understanding of Shawnee religion and culture. Peter Cozzens paints in vivid detail the violent world of the Old Northwest, when settlers spilled over the Appalachians, prompting these Shawnee brothers to become allies with the British army to preserve ways of life they had known for centuries.
The Warrior And The Prophet
Author: Peter Cozzens.