Tecumseh-SS 6, 7

SKU: 9781554981236

James Laxer
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven
Delaware, Lenape, Shawnee, Woodland
Book Type:
Groundwood Books Ltd.
Copyright Date:

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Tecumseh is a 2012 release from Groundwood Books written by James Laxer. This is an illustrated biography of Tecumseh, the Shawnee leader, discussing his efforts to form a confederacy of First Nations to oppose the encroaching colonists, his leadership, and his role in the War of 1812, in which he sided with the British against the United States and developed a friendship with Major General Isaac Brock. The 62-page book offers a brief discussion of Tecumseh's childhood and the importance of his name. As a youth he undertakes a vision quest and participates in hunts. Each two-page spread describes some period of Tecumseh's life and role in the War of 1812. One page is the colour illustration and the text page has a helpful heading such as Tecumseh and Brock; Queenston Heights; and Moraviantown. In dealing with the period of this American and British war, the text and illustrations naturally represent battles and violence. The author presents an epilogue where he presents an analysis of Tecumseh's life and contribution to Canadian history. The book contains maps, a timeline, glossary of terms and additional sources appropriate for the intended grade level of five to seven. The acrylic illustrations by artist Richard Rudnicki are vibrant and detailed.  Recommended. Reading Level: 5.9. Aboriginal Top Pick Junior Fall 2012

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