Tecumseh was one of the most influential, and talented leaders. He was also a skilled warrior and a brilliant speaker. His dream was to unite the American Indians into a single confederation to oppose the settlers. People thought he was a threat to American power calling him an uncommon genius. Tecumseh also said, the white people have know right to take the land because the Indians had it first. I think our text book should have more information on who he was and what he did. They should of added that he grew up during the revolutionary was so he was constantly exposed to warfare. Before Tecumseh left to unite other Native American tribes he warned his brother Tenskwatawa not to fight against the Americans. He completely ignored him and he was defeated in 1811. Tecumseh also helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. He ended up dying October 5, 1813 when he was only 45 years old.