A colorized version by
John Lossing of the 1812 pencil sketch drawing of
Tecumseh done by Pierre Le Dru.
Lossing had never met Tecumseh and assumed that he was a British General.
story about the remarkable and inspirational
Tecumseh is representative of
entire history of American Native people
and the invaders
who would steal everything but their dignity.
After years of forced
removals, Tecumseh and his people
were about to be asked to
move further West once again.
One day Tecumseh and a
General who had come to discuss
this next move with him,
sat down on a log to talk.
During the conversation,
Tecumseh kept sliding over on the log
toward the General and
saying to him, "move over".
This was repeated until
finally the General was at the end of the log
and Tecumseh gave him a
shove and said once more, "move over".
The General replied, "I
can't, I am at the end of the log".
Tecumseh then said wisely
"now you know how it is for my people".
January 27, 1962
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below are from the
site of PBS, The West
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Frank Fools Crow
additional Chief Joseph
George Kills In Sight Interview
additional Sitting Bull
Three Noted Chiefs of the Sioux
The Tribal Index
An extraordinary collection of
and biographies by America's premier
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