Tecumseh Letter To Henry Harrison Summary

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The early 19th century was a crucial point in American history that marks a period when the American Indian tribes and the United States government association was dynamically epitomized. These primary documents, including Tecumseh's note to Governor William Henry Harrison (1810), President Andrew Jackson's speech to Congress on Indian removal (1830), Cherokee Chief John Roos's message to Congress (1836), and Map of American Indian Land Cessions, manifest rich thoughts on the complex dealings between the American Indians and the federal government as well as the corresponding reactions. The Letter to Indiana Governor William Henry Harrison by Tecumseh showed his discernment of the invasion by the white settlers onto their Native American land in the Old Northwest. In this letter correspondence with Governor Harrison, Tecumseh emphasizes the unity …show more content…
Techmseh explains how the white people strove to keep this land of only their race and to expel the Indigenous people whose lives were made miserable due to this encroachment. Based on this notion, Tecumseh's plea for a sense of solidarity and resistance against the encroachment of the white settlers serves as a testament to the determination of the Indigenous Americans to protect their people, lands, and sovereignty. President Andrew Jackson, in his Address to Congress on Indian Removal, outlines his administration's policy of forcibly relocating American Indigenous tribes beyond the Mississippi River. Jackson commends this policy as useful and advantageous for both American Indians and the United States. In Jackson's address to Congress, he conveys the address with a sense of pleasure as he speaks on important tribes who have accepted his provision to secede from the land and hopes their actions will lead to the remaining tribes to follow