Tecumseh and the prophet : the Shawnee brothers who defied a nation / Peter Cozzens
Book | Alfred A. Knopf | 2020 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xv, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue: Dawn of the long knives -- The great awakening -- A restless people -- A turbulent youth -- A nation divided -- War and wanderings -- Out from the shadows -- The making of a chief -- A culture in crisis -- A Prophet arises -- Black sun -- Greenville interlude -- A double game -- One treaty too many -- No difficulties deter him -- Southern odyssey -- The Prophet stumbles -- From the ashes of Prophetstown -- Into the maelstrom -- Kindred spirits -- A man of mercy -- An adequate sacrifice to Indian opinion -- Death on the Thames -- Twilight of the prophet -- Appendix: The Indian world of the Shawnee brothers.
Summary
"The riveting story of the Shawnee brothers who led the last great pan-Indian confederacy against the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Until the Americans killed Tecumseh in 1813, he and his brother Tenskwatawa were the co-architects of the broadest pan-Indian confederation in United States history. In previous accounts of Tecumseh's life, Tenskwatawa has been dismissed as a talentless charlatan and a drunk. Cozzens shows us that while Tecumseh was a brilliant diplomat and war leader-- admired by the same white Americans he opposed-- it was Tenskwatawa, called the "Shawnee Prophet," who created a vital doctrine of religious and cultural revitalization that unified the disparate tribes of the Old Northwest. -- adapted from jacket
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Online version: Cozzens, Peter, Tecumseh and the prophet New York : Knopf, 2020. 9781524733261 (DLC) 2019052437
ISBN
9781524733254 (hardback)
1524733253 (hardback)
9780525434887 (paperback)
0525434887 (paperback)
9781524733261 (epub)
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