Tecumseh. Chief Of The Shawnee Had To Correct Governor Christopher Harrison’s Servants.

by Daniel Russ on November 19, 2012




Tecumseh, Chief of the Shawnee

Governor of Indiana Territory, Christopher Harrison, was negotiating with Tecumseh, the Chief of the Shawnee in 1810. Tecumseh arrived and the Governor had a large chair brought in for him. The servant who brought the chair in said “Your father has provided a chair for you.”


Tecumseh replied: “My father is the sun. The earth is my mother and in her breast I will die.”


With that, he stretched out on the floor.


Source: The Little Brown Book of Anecdotes, Clifton Fadiman, Little Brown Books, 1985


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