Related Reading: “Tecumseh and the Prophet” by Peter Cozzens

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Tecumseh and the Prophet:
The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation
by Peter Cozzens
533 pages
Alfred A. Knopf
Published: October 2020

Peter Cozzens’s recent book “Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation” was published in the fall of 2020. Cozzens is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and the author or editor of nearly two-dozen books covering the Civil War and US-Indian relations during America’s westward expansion. He is probably best-known for “The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West.”

For more than twenty years the classic biography of Tecumseh (~1768-1813) has been John Sugden’s “Tecumseh: A Life.” But biographies of the Shawnee chief have traditionally minimized or ignored the…

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