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Tecumseh

Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812

By Irene Gordon

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Series: Amazing Stories

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 1 vote(s).


This is the biography of Tecumseh, a legendary nineteenth century Shawnee warrior, a hero of the War of 1812 and a man who spent most of his life trying to build a Native confederacy to withstand the pressure on native lands from American settlement.

It also tells the story of his younger brother Lalawethika and of Lalawethika's transformation from a drunken ne'er-do-well to the charismatic spiritual leader known as The Prophet.

As a diplomat, Tecumseh dealt with the British and American authorities, with settlers and with First Nations peoples on both sides of the border. He fought with the British in the War of 1812, and lost his life at the Battle of Moraviantown.


IRENE GORDON, who lives along the historic Assiniboine River just west of Winnipeg, has had a passion for history, reading and writing since childhood. After a career as a teacher-librarian, she became a freelance writer in 1998.

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Reviewed by: History with life and depth on 23rd August 2012 8:10AM

In my estimation there are two types of history books: the regretfully ‘dusty’ kind that I was subjected to in my school days, a chalk-dry collection of dates and events that one could only find interesting in passing; and then there are those that have some colour to them–some human interest woven into the fabric. Fortunately, Tecumseh: Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812 by Irene Gordon [Lorimer 'Amazing Stories' series, 2009] is of the latter variety.

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Irene Gordon has written a concise account of Tecumseh’s life, historically accurate and balanced, but what I like most about it is that she has breathed some life into a story that could otherwise be as dry Mr. Ewart’s high school history classes. I also applaud her (and Lorimer’s Amazing Stories series) for keeping Canadian history from going down the gopher hole of obscurity. Five bees.



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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 4th December 2009
ISBN: 9781552774304
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in
Black & white photos

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 22nd February 2012
ISBN: 9781552777862
Format: EPUB
Black & white photos

BISAC Code:  HIS006010, HIS027210
Imprint: Amazing Stories

Interest age: From 11 To 18

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