Person:Tenskwatawa Unknown (1)

Tenskwatawa _____, aka "The Shawnee Prophet"
b.1771 prob Ohio
m. Bef 1768
  1. Cheeseekau _____Abt 1756 - 1792
  2. Tecumapease _____1758 - Aft 1814
  3. Tecumseh Shawnee1768 - 1813
  4. Tenskwatawa _____, aka "The Shawnee Prophet"1771 - 1837
  5. Kumskaka "A Cat That Flies" Shawnee1771 -
  6. Sauwaseekau "A Door Open" Shawnee1771 - 1794
  7. Nehasemo _____Aft 1771 -
  • HTenskwatawa _____, aka "The Shawnee Prophet"1771 - 1837
  • WPricilla Perkins
  1. Marcia Bates1814 - 1876
Facts and Events
Name[8] Tenskwatawa _____, aka "The Shawnee Prophet"
Alt Name[4] Lalawethika "He Makes a Loud Noise" or "The Noise Maker" _____
Alt Name[4] Laloeshiga _____
Alt Name[5] Els Kwau Ta Waw "The Prophet" _____
Unknown[7] Ellkswatawa _____
Unknown[7][8] The Prophet _____
Unknown Shawnee Prophet _____
Unknown Open Mouth _____
Unknown[8] Laulewasikaw _____
Unknown[8] Open Door _____
Gender Male
Birth? 1771 prob Ohio
Residence[8] 1805 Auglaize, Ohio, United States
Residence[4][8] 1807 Greenville (township), Darke, Ohio, United States
Residence[3][8][4] Abt 1810 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.
Residence[8] 1810 Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States
Military? 7 Nov 1811 Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States Combatant of Tippecanoe
Residence[3] Abt 1826 White Feather Spring (now Kansas City, Kansas)established White Feather Spring
Residence[2] Bef 1828 Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Death[3] Nov 1837 White Feather, Kansas
Burial[3][6] Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United Statessupposedly buried in the corner of his cabin without a marker
Nationality? Shawnee
Reference Number? Q254682?

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Tenskwatawa (; also called Tenskatawa, Tenskwatawah, Tensquatawa or Lalawethika) (January 1775 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee tribe, known as the Prophet or the Shawnee Prophet. He was a younger brother of Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee. In his early years Tenskwatawa was given the name Lalawithika ("He Makes a Loud Noise", "The Noise Maker", or "The Rattle"), of the Red Stick Creek Indians. He was once the town drunk, but about 1805, after a stupor so deep that he was believed dead, he awoke and said he had visited the Master of Breath, and been shown a heaven with game and honey for those who lived virtuously and traditionally. He was a métis (mestizo), but he transformed himself into an influential spiritual leader. Tenskwatawa denounced the Euro-American settlers, calling them offspring of the Evil Spirit, and led a purification movement that promoted unity among Native Americans, rejected acculturation to the settler way of life, including alcohol, and encouraged his followers to pursue traditional ways. He was called a Prophet.[1]

In the early 1800s Tenskwatawa formed a community with his followers near Greenville in western Ohio, and in 1808 he and his brother, Tecumseh, established a village that the Americans called Prophetstown north of present-day Lafayette, Indiana. At Prophetstown the brothers' pan-Indian resistance movement increased to include thousands of followers, with Tenskwatawa providing the spiritual foundation. Together, they mobilized the Native Americans in what was then the western United States, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi, to fight the whites and remain resolute in their rejection of United States authority and acculturation.

On November 7, 1811, while Tecumseh was away, Tenskwatawa ordered the pre-dawn attack on a U.S. military force encamped near Prophetstown that initiated the Battle of Tippecanoe. The Indians retreated after a two-hour engagement and abandoned Prophetstown, which the military burned to the ground. T. After Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, the Native American resistance movement did not recover and was eventually defeated. Tenskwatawa remained as an exile in Canada for nearly a decade. He returned to the United States in 1824 to assist the U.S. government with the Shawnee removal to reservation land in present-day Kansas. The aging Prophet arrived at the Shawnee reservation in 1828 and faded into obscurity. Tenskwatawa died at what is known as the Argentine district of present-day Kansas City, Kansas, in 1836.

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One great grandson is William Prophet

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  1.   Tenskwatawa, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave.
  4. 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

  5. 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)
  6. Recorded, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. Kansas City Journal
    9 Oct 1897.

    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.

  7. 7.0 7.1 Tomlinson, Paul. Trail of Tecumseh. (New York City: D. Appleton and Company, 1917).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Drake, Benjamin. Life of Tecumseh and of His Brother, the Prophet: with a Historical Sketch of the Shawanoe Indians. (Cincinnati: H. S. & J. Applegate & Co., 1852).