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Tenskwatawa portrait
Description: Illustrated portrait of Shawnee Indian Tenskwatawa, the brother of Tecumseh. In 1805, Tenskwatawa claimed to have been visited by the Master of Life, a Shawnee Indian deity, who said that American Indians must reject the ways of white men in order to regain their lands. For this reason, he is known as the Prophet. He was named Lalawethika (the Rattle) by his mother but changed his name to Tenskwatawa after being visited by the Master of Life. Though he and Tecumseh were initially able to unite many Indian tribes under this message, the confederation ultimately failed. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04623
Subjects: American Indians; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; American Indian tribal leaders; Shawnee Tribe
Places: Tenskwatawa portrait