Tecumseh

Tecumseh

Tecumseh (March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a leader of the Shawnee Native Americans. He led a large tribal confederacy against the United States during Tecumseh's War, which precipitated his alliance with Britain in the War of 1812.

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Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger if in a lonely place.

When you rise in the morning give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food, and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

A single twig breaks but the bundle of twigs is strong.

When the legends die the dreams end, there is no more greatness.

Show respect to all people but grovel to none.

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

From my tribe I take nothing I am the maker of my own fortune.

Let us form one body one heart and defend to the last warrior our country our homes our liberty and the graves of our fathers.

When your time comes to die be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

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