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  Tenskwatawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tenskwatawa, Tenskatawa,, Tensquatawa or Elskwatawa (1775 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader known as the Shawnee Prophet (of the Shawnee tribe).
In 1808 Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh moved their followers to a new village called Prophetstown, near the present-day town of Battle Ground, near the juncture of the Wabash and Tippecanoe rivers in Indiana.
Tenskwatawa is one of the major characters in Orson Scott Card's alternate history fantasy series of novels The Tales of Alvin Maker (especially the second book, Red Prophet).
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 Tecumseh's War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, a nativist religious revival led by Tecumseh's brother Tenskwatawa ("The Prophet") emerged in 1805, posing a threat to the influence of the accommodationist chiefs.
Tenskwatawa urged Indians to reject the ways of the whites, and to refrain from ceding any more lands to the United States.
By 1808, tensions with whites and the Wapakoneta Shawnees compelled Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh to retreat further northwest and establish the village of Prophetstown near the confluence of the Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers (near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana).
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Tenskwatawa was one of a set of triplets born a few years after Tecumseh.
Tenskwatawa was mired in a life of alchol and despair when, in 1805 he fell into a deep trance.
Tenskwatawa moved on to some Wyandot villages on the Sandusky River, where more witches were found, but fortunately for the, their chief forbade their persecution.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
While Tenskwatawa remained on the Tippecanoe, Tecumseh travelled widely, using his brother’s religious movement as the base for the political and military unification of all the tribes.
Tenskwatawa took no part in the fighting, and following the siege he returned to Michigan where he spent the summer of 1813 at a small village on the Huron (Clinton) River.
Tenskwatawa spent the remaining nine years of his life in relative obscurity, although he did pose for the artist George Catlin in 1832.
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 AAA Native Arts - The Shawnee profit: Tenskwatawa
Declaring he "was particularly appointed to the office by the Great Spirit," Tenskwatawa asserted that his "sole object was to reclaim the Indians from bad habits and to cause them to live in peace with all mankind." First and foremost, he denounced the consumption of alcohol.
Moreover, Tenskwatawa instructed his listeners that they should pray to the Master of Life both morning and evening, asking that the earth be fruitful, the streams abound in fish, and the forest be full of game.
Tenskwatawa urged them to renounce their desire to accumulate property and to return to the communal life of the past.
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 Osceola, Story Panel 3 of 7 - Part Two, War - Rebellion
Changing his name to Tenskwatawa, meaning "The Open Door" or "The Prophet," he sparked a spiritual revival that coincided with his brother Tecumseh's attempts to form a pan-Indian confederacy.
Tenskwatawa's influence diminished after Harrison defeated his followers at Tippecanoe (1811).
Tenskwatawa passed the rest of his life in Canada as a British citizen.
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Tenskwatawa’s teaching brought new pride and dignity to the Indians, and a mood of restlessness and resistance began to sweep the frontier.
He challenged Tenskwatawa to prove that he was a prophet by causing the sun to stand still and the moon to alter its course.
Tenskwatawa rose to the occasion, predicting that, on a given day, he would make the sun disappear and then bring it back again.
www.nps.gov /pevi/html/Tecumseh.html   (1882 words)

He proclaimed his new name to be Tenskwatawa meaning "The Open Door." White settlers began to call him The Prophet because he said the gods had shown him the path to salvation for his people.
Tenskwatawa gave up alcohol and urged his followers to do the same.
Although Tenskwatawa is often portrayed as a cowardly demagogue overshadowed by his legendary brother, The Prophet's religion was essential to Tecumseh's success.
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 Tenskwatawa -
Tenskwatawa (Open Door) was one of triplet boys (one source states that he and Tecumseh were twin brothers).
Their father, Pucksinwa, was killed in a battle with white men (1774) before they were born and their mother left them in 1779 to be raised by relatives, including older brothers and sisters (one of whom was the future Chief Tecumseh, 1768-1813).
Tenskwatawa was largely responsible for the decisive defeat, because he attacked General Harrison's troops against Tecumseh's advice while Tecumseh was away on a recruiting mission.
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 William Henry Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tensions, always high on the frontier, became much greater after the 1809 Treaty of Fort Wayne, in which Harrison secured the purchase of more than 2,500,000 acres (10,000 km²) of American Indian land.
An Indian resistance movement against U.S. expansion had been growing around the Shawnee brothers Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa ("The Prophet").
Tecumseh called upon Harrison to nullify the Treaty of Fort Wayne, warned against any whites moving onto the land, and continued to widen his Indian confederation (see "Tecumseh's War").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Henry_Harrison   (1607 words)

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He did his best to undermine Tenskwatawa by challenging him to prove he was a true prophet by making the sun stand still.
Tenskwatawa was now even more revered by his people.
Since Tenskwatawa was in the settlement, the indians lost faith in him and scattered.
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 The Black Pearl - Crystalinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tenskwatawa accepted the power and wisdom, promising to always protect her kingdom and its people.
The sorcerer told Tenskwatawa that she was to show him how to change reality by using the geometry of creation.
Tenskwatawa told the sorcerer she would need 'time' to create the illusion.
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 Tenskwatawa - The Shawnee Prophet
Laulewashika adopted the name Elskwatawa or Tenskwatawa after an intense religious experience, but this was not a formal change of clan name.
In fact, an early story, put out by the frontiersman Simon Kenton in 1806, was that the three surviving brothers, Tecumseh, Tenskwatawa, and Kumskaka were triplets, and Tecumseh was the youngest.
Tenskwatawa posed in traditional Shawnee attire with the regalia of his religious movement, bereft of any military garb.
www.shawnee-traditions.com /Tenskwatawa.html   (6002 words)

 Amazon.ca: Shawnee Prophet: Books: R. David Edmunds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This biography of Tenskwatawa is the only work devoted to the role and importance of the influencial Shawnee Prophet who has long been eclipsed in both popular and scholarly works by his far more famous brother, Tecumseh.
Born in 1775 in Ohio, Tenskwatawa was one of three triplets born into the family of the Shawnee war chief Puckeshinwa.
Though Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa would continue to fight alongside the British in the War of 1812, the Prophet's reputation is devastated forever, as is the dream of uniting the tribes and driving the whites from their lands.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0803267118   (767 words)

 Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa
Tenskwatawa's reputation reached a high point in 1806 after Governor William Henry Harrison demanded the performance of a miracle.
In 1808 he and Tenskwatawa relocated their tribal village in northwestern Indiana along the shoreline of the Tippecanoe River where it flowed into the Wabash River.
Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa intended to revitalize Native Americans so that they too would regain life as a united nation of peoples and put an end to legalized land grabbing as provided for in such treaties as the one recently negotiated by Harrison.
www.roebuckclasses.com /201/conquest/tecumseh.htm   (3113 words)

 Native American Wars - History Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tenskwatawa was a self-proclaimed prophet who thrived on power.
He knew that Tenskwatawa was foolish and power hungry and he also didn't believe Tecumseh when he said that his movement was strictly religious, not militaristic.
However, during his abscense, Harrisson drew Tenskwatawa into a fight which ended badly for the understrength Indians (Less then 5 percent of the warriors were present).
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1122   (1434 words)

 Tenskwatawa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This first hypothesis, in short, is that the Prophet who wrote and hid the Voree Plates is Tenskwatawa, Tecumseh's brother, and that the destruction described there is related to the Battle of Tippecanoe.
The portrait of Tenskwatawa, painted when he was elderly, resembles the pose in the picture on Side 2 of the Voree Plates.
Tenskwatawa was blind in one eye, since an accident in his youth.
www.vorsoft.com /faith/rajah/tenskwa.htm   (1170 words)

 Tecumseh's Curse - The World & I Online Magazine
Martin Van Buren, a vice president emerging from the shadow of Andrew Jackson, a popular two-term president, was being challenged by Harrison, the famous general of Tippecanoe and former governor of Indiana Territory.
Tenskwatawa is then said to have uttered the famous prophecy: "Harrison will not win this year to be the great chief.
The chief was not angry and went to his fate during the Battle of the Thames (1813) with a calm, almost regal, bearing.
www.worldandi.com /public/2001/june/curse.html   (2626 words)

 The Millers of Washington County Indiana
Tenskwatawa got his people fired up despite Tecumseh's warning.
The Indians were angry at Tenskwatawa "The Prophet", they stripped him of his power and threatened to kill him.
Tenskwatawa was furious and performed a ritual of twenty stones; the twenty stones representing a generation.
www.millersofwashingtoncounty.org /indiana08.html   (773 words)

 Biography of Tenskwatawa | Life of Tenskwatawa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tenskwatawa (1775-1836), also known as the "The Prophet," was a Shawnee religious leader and reviver of traditional ways.
With his brother Tecumseh, he worked to create an Indian confederacy to resist American encroachment on Indian lands.Tenskwatawa, known as Lalewithaka in his youth, was one of a set of triplets born to Puckeshinwa, a leader of the Kispokotha division of the Shawnee tribe.
Tenskwatawa died in Kansas City, Kansas in November 1836.
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A member of the Shawnee tribe, Tenskwatawa was known as the Prophet after predicting a solar eclipse in 1806 and thereafter became heavily involved in his tribe's religion.
In 1811, Tenskwatawa led an attack on the American army under William Henry Harrison at the battle of Tippecanoe.
After abstaining from the War of 1812, Tenskwatawa settled in Canada and lived on a British pension before moving back to the United States in 1826.
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 The Pennington Post - Maybe a sale for Tippeconoe
Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief, and his kid brother Tenskwatawa, united the local tribes to drive out the intruders.
Tenskwatawa had assured the Indian warriors that he had put a mystical spell on them that would let soldiers' bullets pass right through them.
Bullets did pass through, but they left rather large holes, which was probably not what Tenskwatawa had in mind.
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 Tecumseh falls short of dream of tribal unification, Indian purity
His name was Tecumseh, meaning the "panther passing across," in token of a meteor his father saw on the night of his birth in 1768, in the village of Chalahgawtha, near present-day Xenia, Ohio.
Tecumseh and his emotionally unstable brother, Tenskwatawa, also known as The Prophet, urged Indians to stop using whites' goods and to return to bow-and-arrow hunting, stone tools and earthenware pots, native religion, no intermarriage with whites and no more use of alcohol, which had become the great scourge of many tribes.
A key part of Tecumseh's strategy was to use his brother to announce "visions" that Tecumseh actually devised, so that Tenskwatawa would appear to be the chief spiritual leader of the movement, while Tecumseh concentrated on political and war planning.
www.post-gazette.com /localnews/20030817lewisbar0817p8.asp   (477 words)

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