Tenskwatawa

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Meaning & History

Means "open door" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee prophet. With his brother Tecumseh he led his people in resistance against European expansion in the early 19th century.

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Portrait of Tenskwatawa by Charles Bird King (1820)Portrait of Tenskwatawa by Charles Bird King (1820)
Entry updated December 8, 2017