Draper manuscripts: Tecumseh papers, 1811-1931.


Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813. Draper manuscripts: Tecumseh papers, 1811-1931.

Draper manuscripts: Tecumseh papers, 1811-1931.

Papers collected and arranged by Draper in preparation for writing a biography of the distinguished Shawnee chief and statesman, Tecumseh (1768-1813). Tecumseh proposed a program designed to halt western white settlement through a great Indian confederacy against further land cessions, through refusal to trade for or use white men's alcoholic beverages, and through adoption of a self-sufficient agricultural life. Along with the acquisition of papers of Tecumseh's early biographers, Benjamin Drake and his brother Daniel, Draper collected intensively on Tecumseh from about 1863 to his death.

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