Chief Tecumseh as a Great Canadian and First Nations Hero


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Chief Tecumseh as a Great Canadian and First Nations Hero
Chief Tecumseh played a critical role in the War of 1812 and is a hero for both Canadians and the First Nations Peoples of North America. Canada’s victory over the American military, using British and First Nation forces, is a testament against imperialism, though Britain was itself an imperialist force. Through a Marxist perspective, Tecumseh was looking for the lesser of two evils when he discovered that, in his opinion, the British could be better trusted to help secure land for the First Nations people of North America.
Tecumseh would no have had anything to offer the British in the War of 1812 were it not for his tireless campaigning against the American tyranny. First Nations...
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It would be difficult to imagine a Canada today without the valor of Tecumseh. He was perhaps the only First Nations warrior in North America with the clout to rally a large band of warriors to fight the Americans. He was also probably the only First Nations warrior who could bend the ear of the British. During innumerable skirmishes following the death of Brock it was Tecumseh, not the British generals, who seemed to have the stomach for battle. For these and many other reasons, Tecumseh is both a great Canadian hero and also a great First Nations hero. He deserves the respect of all Canadians who treasure our sovereignty. He is one of the few people who was actually critical to our nation’s survival.