Definition of Tecumseh from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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(c. 1768-1813) a leader of the Shawnee Native American people. He tried to unite them to defend their lands against white people. His efforts failed when his brother, Tenskwatawa 'the Prophet', was defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811). Tecumseh later supported the British in the War of 1812 and was killed during a battle.

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