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Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership
  • Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership

    R. David Edmunds. 


    Little, Brown & Co.: 1984. First edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Near fine book, nothing but shelf wear on the spine's top and bottom edges. Jacket is very good, tanned with a few small tears at the edges. 


    "Tecumseh's pleas for intertribal unity met with only a mixed response. Although many younger warriors readily subsrcibed to his views, Main Poc and other more traditional Indians were skeptical. Main Poc, for instance, had long warred against the Osages and he had no intention of making peace with his adversaries or of joining them in a political union. He was famous as a war chief and he informed Tecumseh that 'the Great Spirit often told him that if he ever refrained from going to war and drinking spiritous liquor he would become a common man.' Other leaders seemed reluctant to accept Tecumseh's ideas, but many of the Indians settled permanently at Greenville listened attentively, and he also shared his ideas with the pilgrims who were drawn to the village by the Prophet's religion."  

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