Tenskwatawa "Shawnee Prophet"
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||Tenskwatawa "Shawnee Prophet"
||Lalawethika (He Makes a Loud Noise or The Noise Maker)
||Prophetstown, Indiana, USAHe and his brother Tecumseh founded the Shawnee village of Prophetstown at the juncture of the Tippecanoe & Wabash Rivers in Indiana.
||7 Nov 1811
||Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United StatesBattle of Tippecanoe
||Greenville (township), Darke, Ohio, United States
||Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
||White Feather Spring, Kansas, United States came to Kansas
||Tensquatawa Gravesite, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
- 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.
- 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 #19759796 , in Find A Grave.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 West, Elliot. Tecumseh's Last Stand. American History (magazine). Leesburg, Virginia. ISSN: 1076-8866, volume 47, number 5, page 34, Dec 2012.
- West, Elliott. Tecumseh's Last Stand. American History (magazine). December 2012. page 34.
- 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. The Kansas City Journal, Saturday, October 9, 1897
- While I am not a descendant of Tecumseh, I am however a relative. My 3rd great grandmother Pricilla Perkins was captured 1812, she was one of five wives of Tenskwatawa, brother of Tecumseh. Their daughter, Marcia was born NY Dec 25 1814, married Orrin B Cummins Erie Co NY 1834. Marcia(Bates)Cummins died Van Buren Co Mich 1871. My g grandfather, Samuel Markus Cummins, was Orrin B and Marcia Cummins youngest child. Samuel and Sylvia (Conner)Cummins son Edward Cummins is my grandfather, my mother is Edna Cummins. The family says they had documentation of the relationship to Tenskwatawa. I have been told all my live that I was a descendant of an Indian Chief, but only recently have I found out his name, thanks to new information from a cousin. Would like to know more about your line. Dennis Bradley Ancestry.com message board post
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