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Bell Ringer! 1. Many argued that Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase violated the Constitution. How did he justify/excuse the purchase? – Treaty making power 2. What was the impact of the Lewis and Clark Expedition? – Increased understanding of the area by creating maps and gathering plants and animals for study 3. How do you think Native people will be affected by Americans acquiring the new land? – Resent more settlements by “whites”
~ The Prophet believed he had received a vision from the Great Spirit to renounce alcohol and return to traditional ways – ceremonies and dress of their ancestors ~ Together they organized the greatest Indian resistance movement in American history Tecumseh and his younger brother Tenskwatawa (The Prophet)
Who are you? Will you join me in the struggle? What are your fears? Hopes? "Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mochican, the Pocanet, and other powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man... Sleep not longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws... Will not the bones of our dead be plowed up, and their graves turned into plowed fields?" —Tecumseh, 1811
Prophet’s Town Thousands of warriors were recruited and trained here
Tecumseh Traveled thousands of miles through the west and southern frontiers to gain support for his pan-Indian alliance His followers wanted to return to traditional ways of life and resist further white settlement
The fight begins… Governor Harrison marched with an army of about 1,000 men to disperse the confederacy’s headquarters at Prophetstown, near the intersection of the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers Tecumseh was away recruiting allies when Harrison's army arrived Harrison camped near Prophetstown and arranged to meet with the Prophet the following day Early the next morning, warriors from Prophetstown attacked Harrison's army The Natives fled when their ammunition ran low. After the battle, they abandoned Prophetstown and Harrison's men burned the town and returned home VICTORY !! I curse you Harrison!! (and many future Presidents)
~ many suspected Native Americans had been armed by the British!!
Effects of the battle… Harrison proclaimed that he had won a decisive victory. He acquired the nickname "Tippecanoe", which was popularized in the song “Tippecanoe and Tyler too” during the election of 1840 The Natives soon rebuilt Prophetstown, and frontier violence increases after the battle Public opinion in the United States blamed the violence on British interference. This suspicion led to further deterioration of US relations with Great Britain. By the time the US declared war on Great Britain, Tecumseh's confederacy was ready to launch its war against the United States and embrace an alliance with the British.
“Curse of Tippecanoe” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQctI2jmL 9I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQctI2jmL 9I All President’s beginning with Harrison that won an election in a year ending in “0” died while President…coincidence or the Curse of Tippecanoe!??