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Tecumseh
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    (circa 1768-October 5, 1813)
    Born in Clark County, Ohio
    Shawnee Indian
    Organized resistance to white settlement on Native American lands
    Fought for the British during the War of 1812
    Died at the Battle of the Thames in Ontario, Canada
    Although he is often described as a leader of the Shawnees, few Shawnee were among his followers, with most either moving west or choosing to remain at peace with the United States.
    He was ranked 37th on the CBC's Great Canadians list even though his only connection to Canada was dying there.
    Although he died at the battle of the Thames, his body was never found.
    Richard Mentor Johnson became vice-president almost solely on his claim to have been the man who killed Tecumseh.
    He allegedly placed a curse on the US presidency.
    He was an impressive orator.
    He convinced Indians from different tribes throughout the Midwest to join him in resisting the US Army.
    He claimed, with considerable justification, that the Treaty of Fort Wayne, in which Indians ceded 3 million acres in Ohio and Indiana to the US, was illegal.
    Four US Navy vessels were named in his honor.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 68 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 21.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 37 Votes: 35.14% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 78 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
 
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