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tɪˈkʌm sə; -θəTecum·seh

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tecumseh, Tecumthanoun

    a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)

Wiktionary

  1. Tecumsehnoun

    Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and Canada.

    Etymology: English spelling of the name of a chief. Said to mean "goes through one place to another" .

  2. Tecumsehnoun

    A male given name

    Elizabeth first met a presentable young lieutenant stationed at Fort Moultrie by the name of William Tecumseh Sherman. - - - My poor brother Tee, who grew up mortified by his given name, Tecumseh, was christened in honor of the soldier, not the great chieftain.

    Etymology: English spelling of the name of a Shawnee chief. Said to mean "goes through one place to another" .

  3. Tecumsehnoun

    A placename A town in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. An unincorporated CDP in eastern Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana, United States. An unincorporated community in Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. An unincorporated community in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States. A city in Lenawee County, Michigan, United States. An unincorporated community in Ozark County, Missouri, United States. A city, the county seat of Johnson County, Nebraska, United States. A city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States.

    Etymology: English spelling of the name of a Shawnee chief. Said to mean "goes through one place to another" .

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  1. Tecumseh

    Tecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh has become an iconic folk hero in American, Aboriginal and Canadian history. Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare. With Americans continuing to encroach on Indian territory after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. In 1808, they settled Prophetstown in present-day Indiana. With a vision of establishing an independent Native American nation east of the Mississippi under British protection, Tecumseh worked to recruit additional tribes to the confederacy from the southern United States. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas, and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. American forces killed Tecumseh in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813. His confederation fell apart, the British deserted their Indian allies at the peace conference that ended the War of 1812, the dream of an independent Indian state in the Midwest vanished, and American settlers took possession of all the territory south of the Great Lakes, driving the Indians west or into reservations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tecumseh in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tecumseh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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