Tecumseh was a Native American Shawnee chief and warrior. He was the one who opposed the white settlement in the United States. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Tecumseh became the main leader of a multi-tribal confederacy. He made attempts to organize a union of tribes to combat early white settlement. Tecumseh also worked with the British in ‘The Canadas’ to defy the swift growth of white settlement in the West. The noble efforts by the great chieftain to protect his tribes and their rights on the Native American soil were crushed by the white settlers and Tecumseh was eventually killed at the ‘Battle of the Thames’. However, Tecumseh’s name went down in the annals of history as a courageous and brave fighter who fought with perseverance in order to protect his people. Here is a collection of thoughts and quotable quotes by Tecumseh which have been curated from his works, life, books, the documentaries and movies made on him. Presenting the famous quotes and sayings by Tecumseh.
The Great Spirit made all things. He gave the white people a home beyond the great waters. He supplied these grounds with game, and gave them to his red children; and he gave them strength and courage to defend them.
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself...
Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pcanet, and other powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man, as snow before the summer sun.