Battle of Tippecanoe
Chapter 10
Section 4
The Indian leaders
The prophet’s real
name is Tenskwatawa
The prophet with the help of his
brother launched a movement
among their people to end sale on
their land to the whites.
• Tecumseh is know as
the prophet’s brother
who is also a Shawnee
• During the early 1800’s
both leaders advised
separate plans to run the
whites off their land.
•William Harrison was the
governor of the Indian
territory and the
• Harrison feared that
Tecumseh's rally, so he
marched 1,000 men along to
the Prophet’s town.( Know as
the Prophetstown)
• We the Americans refused negotiation from the
• So the Americans advanced on the seat of
Tecumseh's confederacy at the Prophet’s town.
• The Americans planed all the operations at Fort
•The native warriors were certain that Harrison
forces intended to attack them regardless
•So the Indians attacked first.
•At the crack of dawn they ambushed the
Americans forces.
•Before Harrison realized what was happing
he had men falling all around him.
•After the war the Americans lost 200 dead
and a lot wounded and the Indians did to.
•The safety of whites settlements in the
Indian Territory became improved.
•The Prophet was discredited as a
leader because of his inability to ensure
the promised from the opponents'
bullets and also because he had
violated Tecumseh's earlier counsel to
hold off any armed confrontation until
his return.
•William Henry Harrison emerged with
a reputation as the hero of Tippecanoe
•After the battle was over Harrison became a court clerk.
• Harrison was elected president after court clerk.
•After 31 days on the job harrison became ill and died.
• Harrison was the oldest president to be elected and the
first president to die in office.
• Years after the battle the prophet set a curse on
William Harrison.
•Every 20 years the president would die in his term.
•So far it has happened, but Ronald Reagan got
assassinated but he didn't die.
•After he was assassinated he died 3 days later.
o The man who broke the Curse
Ronald Reagan
oThese are the
Presidents that have
died from the curse,
Harrison, Lincoln,
Garfield, McKinley,
Harding, Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Kennedy.
•Shake your Bomb Bombs
• Old Macdonald had a prophet, bomb bomb bomb

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