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The gods of Prophetstown : the Battle of Tippecanoe and the holy war for the American frontier

Author: Adam Joseph Jortner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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In 1806, a Shawnee known as Lalawauthika proclaimed himself Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door"), a spiritual leader in direct contact with the Master of Life. In the five years before the battle of Tippecanoe, Tenskwatawa used his spiritual leadership to forge a political pseudo-state, together with his twin brother Tecumseh. William Henry Harrison, meanwhile, built a power base in Indiana, rigging elections and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tenskwatawa, Shawnee Prophet.; William Henry Harrison; William Henry Harrison; Tenskwatawa, Shawnee Prophet.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Joseph Jortner
ISBN: 9780199765294 0199765294
OCLC Number: 709682913
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The eclipse --
Thrown away --
Master of life --
Primogeniture --
Defeat --
The careerist --
Grouseland --
Prophecy --
Witchcraft --
Conspiracies --
Greenville --
The nation of Prophetstown --
The bargain --
The gathering --
Fiasco --
"A war of extirpation" --
Epilogue: The funeral.
Responsibility: Adam Jortner.
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"[H]ighly recommended." --Library Journal"Jortner's engaging style and exceptional prose make this provocative volume a pleasure to read." Journal of American History

 
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