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CourseGraphic Two centuries after his death, Tecumseh has become arguably the most celebrated Native American leader. He had worked tirelessly to form a grand alliance among the Native American nations and tribes in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions to stem the tide of Euro-American incursion and expansion west of the Alleghenies. His vision to form a grand alliance failed to overcome intertribal antagonism and the prevailing defeatism and resignation among those already displaced. Had he succeeded, the history of middle America would have been vastly different. Tecumseh was preceded by Pontiac and Joseph Brant and followed by Black Hawk, all three men tried to form grand alliance, but also failed. We will also study two British generals, Isaac Brock and Henry Procter, who could have significantly changed the outcomes of war between the British/French (Canadians) and the Americans. Presence of Brock and more effective leadership of Procter could have materially aided Tecumseh and Native American alliance, but did not, leading ultimately to death of Tecumseh and dismembering of Grand Alliance. We will read TecumsehA Life by John Sugden (Holt, 1997) along with additional handouts for this study group.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Don Bertelle2.Ken Yoshitani 



Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/14/2018 - 12/14/2018 Weekly - Fri 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Ken Yoshitani  ; Don Bertelle  ClassRoom