Tenskwatawa "The Open Mouth" , aka "The Shawnee Prophet"
Facts and Events
||Tenskwatawa "The Open Mouth" , aka "The Shawnee Prophet"
||Lalawethika "He Makes a Loud Noise" or "The Noise Maker"
||Els Kwau Ta Waw "The Prophet"
||Prophetstown, Indiana, United StatesHe and his brother Tecumseh founded the Shawnee village of Prophetstown at the juncture of the Tippecanoe & Wabash Rivers in Indiana. It was burned to the ground by soldiers in 1826.
||7 Nov 1811
||Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
Combatant of Tippecanoe
||Greenville (township), Darke, Ohio, United States
||White Feather Spring (now Kansas City, Kansas)established White Feather Spring
||Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
||White Feather, Kansas
||Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United Statessupposedly buried in the corner of his cabin without a marker
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Tenskwatawa, (also called Tenskatawa, Tenskwatawah, Tensquatawa or Lalawethika) (March 1768 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee tribe, known as The Prophet or the Shawnee Prophet. He was the brother of Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee. He was originally given the name Lalawethika (He Makes a Loud Noise or The Noise Maker). He denounced Americans as children of the Evil Spirit and mobilized the Indians in the Midwest to fight them, but his movement was defeated in the War of 1812 when his brother was killed, and he went to the area now known as Argentine, Kansas.
The Prophet, Els-Kwau-Ta-Waw
- Tenskwatawa, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ KANSAS BEFORE 1854: A REVISED ANNALS 57 , in Kansas Historical Quarterly.
C DIED: Ten-squa-ta-wa (the Shawnee Prophet), in November,
at his small settlement ( four huts ) on the Shawnee reserve ( within
the bounds of present Kansas City, Wyandotte co. ). He was
probably about 68. (The year of his birth is given as 1768. )
A brother of famed chief Tecumseh, Ten-squa-ta-wa ("the open door"
a self -given name) was, in the early 1800's, a powerful and influential man.
(Throughout his life he claimed to have direct communication with the Great
Spirit.) He abetted Tecumseh in the plot to unite the Indian nations against
the United States. When the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811, in Indiana) ended
in defeat for the Indians, Ten-squa-ta-wa's prestige declined, and he became
an obscure figure.
It is said that he came to "Kansas" in 1828, from the Shawnee settlement
in the Cape Girardeau, Mo., area, where he had lived two years; that he
settled on the N. E. X of Sec. 32, T. 11, R. 25 E., but moved to the N. E. X of
Sec. 30 about a year before his death. See his portrait (by Catlin), in KHQ,
v. 28, facing p. 336.
Ref: KHC, v. 9, pp. 164n, 165n; Kansas City Sun, March 5, 1909; the Kansas City
(Mo.) Star, March 27, 1950, shows a picture of "White Feather" spring (described as
"in a ravine which bisects Ruby avenue," in the block west of 38th street, Kansas City,
Kan.) and notes that the Shawnee Prophet is buried near by; Bureau of American Eth-
nology, Fourteenth Annual Report, pt. 2, pp. 673, 674.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 West, Elliot. Tecumseh's Last Stand, in American History (magazine), 47:5, 34, No 5, Dec 2012.
Leesburg, Virginia. ISSN: 1076-8866
- ↑ Recorded, in Smith, Zachariah Frederick. The History of Kentucky: from its earliest discovery and settlement, to the present date ... its military events and achievements, and biographic mention of its historic characters. (Kentucky: Courier-journal job printing Company, 1892), 457.
- ↑ Recorded, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. Kansas City Journal, 9 Oct 1897.
DID NOT FIND GRAVE
Chief Bluejacket, the aged Shawnee chief, left last night for his home at Bluejacket station in the Indian Territory. Chief Bluejacket came to Kansas City about ten days ago for the purpose of locating the grave of the Shawnee Prophet. The chief failed to locate the grave, but he expects to return in the near future to if possible accomplish what he started out to do. He stated last night that two grandchildren of the Prophet, by the names of Mary Bread and Eliza Carpenter live within thirty miles of his home, and he proposes to have them accompany him here the next time. He was the guest of the Wyandotte Historical Society in Kansas, Kas.