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In my opinion having only the education of experience Chief Tecumseh was a very intelligent and insightful man He realized and refused to accept that the Native Americans were being stripped of their lives and lands through deception and violence He then took it upon himself to bring an end to the injustices his people were being dealt In his speech to the Osage Indian tribe We all belong to one family Tecumseh acknowledged that the Native Americans had essentially created a monster in the white man and how it was their responsibility to stop it before it could cause more damage In an attempt to rally support for an Indian uprising and form a coalition of tribes he reminded the members of the inhumane treatment they have received at the hands of the white man Tecumseh told them that God had provided a home for everyone the white mans was beyond the great waters 744 and that North America belongs to the natives He realized that the only way to reclaim the land and regain peace in his homeland would be through a bloody war with the white man and ironically an alliance with England Tecumseh gave a brief history of how the white man was completely out of his element when arriving in North America The settlers were cold and starving and ill prepared for what the New World had to offer He explained that out of compassion the natives provided them with the basic human needs for survival ie food medicine shelter They were also provided with land to build their homes hunt for food and plant crops When the white man was able to survive on his own he started driving the Indians out of their native lands with violence Tecumseh likened them to poisonous serpents 744 who in the winter when hibernating were totally harmless However during warm weather they would sting
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