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Tecumseh: Speech At Vincennes

ISBN-10: 0778752569
ISBN-13: 9780778752561
Author: Sjonger, Rebecca
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing

Publication Date: January 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 48

Series: Deconstructing Powerful Speeches


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: W
Lexile: 870L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / General

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 memorablespeech 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 anlysis of text highlights Tecumseh's skill in persuasive writing.
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