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Birth: 1775
Death: Nov., 1837

Shawnee Religious Leader. Known as "The Shawnee Prophet". Born as Lalawethika ("The Noisemaker") he became a religious leader of the Shawnee when he experienced his first vision in 1805. He then renamed himself Tensquatawa ("The Open Mouth"). He taught that white people were the source of evil in the world and forbade the use of all foods and manufactured goods from them. He and his brother Tecumseh founded the Shawnee village of Prophetstown at the juncture of the Tippecanoe & Wabash Rivers in Indiana. In 1811, while his brother was away to meet with the leaders of other tribes, Tensquatawa lead an attack on the U.S. forces in the area in what became known as the Battle of Tippecanoe. Prophetstown was burned to the ground by the troops. In approx. 1826 he established a village at White Feather Spring, in current Kansas City, KS. He died in utmost poverty in his cabin there and was buried at the corner of the cabin. (bio by: WyCo Graver) 
Tensquatawa Gravesite
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: WyCo Graver
Record added: Jun 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19759796
Added by: God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
Added by: WyCo Graver
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