What is the significance of this document for understanding America at the beginning of the 19th Century?
Why does Tecumseh believe that U.S. policies toward Native Americans are flawed?
What does Tecumseh believe that Native Americans should do to protect tribes that inhabit North America?
What does Tecumseh’s letter tell us about Native American resistance?
Discuss the relationship of Tecumseh’s letter to the letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Henry Harrison regarding policies toward the Native Americans. How does Jefferson’s letter influence your interpretation of Tecumseh’s plan for resistance?
Part II: Discussion Question – please add this below your essay (not as part of it). You can put it on the same page as your essay, but in a separate section.
Please pose one discussion question about this reading. What do you think is important to talk about with regard to this source? What is a question that you could ask to deepen your understanding by relating it to other readings, class themes, or issues in American history?