Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
made by D.N. 7th hour

Tecumseh was born in March, 1768 in a Shawnee village on the Scioto River, and died October 5, 1813.

Significant Events in History that Affected Tecumseh's Life

  • War of 1812
  • Battle of Tippecanoe
  • Revolutionary War

Tecumseh's Childhood

Tecumseh's childhood wasn't a very good one. His father, Puckshinwa, was killed in battle against Americans while trying to stop them from taking Native American land. His mother, Methotaske, left the family with one of Tecumseh's younger siblings for an unknown reason.

People Who Influenced Tecumseh's Life

  • Chiksika- Older brother who brought him on many of his first hunting trips
  • Tecumpease- Older sister who took care of him when his mother left
  • Tenskwatawa- Younger brother who later became one of his best friends and the Native American Prophet.

Unique Facts

  • Was a great speaker
  • Didn't execute any of his prisoners
  • From the Shawnee Tribe
  • Fought in many battles against Americans


  • United the Native American nations
  • Stopped the Americans from taking any more Native American land
  • Won many battles
  • Ensured his people's safety

The Theme of Tecumseh's Life was...

Tecumseh sought to fight the injustice of the Americans taking his land and killing his people, and taught that even if all odds are against you, you should still stand up for yourself and others because even a small difference is still a difference.

Works Cited

Edmunds, R. David. Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984. Print.

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