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Children's Nonfiction Social Activists

Tecumseh: Speech at Vincennes

by (author) Rebecca Sjonger

Publisher
Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Category
Social Activists
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780778752424
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $29.36
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778752561
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781427121851
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $29.36

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  • Age: 11
  • Grade: 6

Description

A Shawnee warrior and chief, Tecumseh was widely admired as a skilled orator who wanted to unite Indigenous groups in the United States and Canada to prevent the loss of their territory and way of life. This thought-provoking book features his memorable speech in 1810 at Vincennes, to Indiana Governor Harrison to revoke a treaty that took Indigenous lands, and to Indigenous peoples to resist the takeover of their territories. Readers are introduced to the social and political circumstances of the time and an analysis of text highlights Tecumseh's skill in persuasive writing.

About the author

Rebecca Sjonger is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cylce of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.

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