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A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible. 

Student Reading

Fitz-Gerald, Christine Maloney. William Henry Harrison. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1987.
This is a good student biography with excellent pictures.

Fleischer, Jane. Tecumseh: Shawnee War Chief. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, 1979.
This is an easy-to-read account.

Peckham, Howard H. “William Henry Harrison.” Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, reissued 1990.
This leaflet is available from the Indiana Historical Bureau.

Shorto, Russell. Tecumseh and the Dream of An American Indian Nation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1989.
A lengthy but good biography.

Rothanus, James R. Pontiac: Indian General and Statesman (1720-1789). Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1987.
An accurate and easy-to-read account of the Ottawa warrior.

Voight, Virginia F. Pontiac: Mighty Ottawa Chief. Champaign, IL: Gerrard Publishing Co., 1977.
Easy-to-read biography.

Advanced Reading

Eckert, Allan W. The Conquerors: A Narrative. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1970.
Excellent information regarding Pontiac. Research notes are provided, but the work is not footnoted. For interested secondary and adult readers.

_____. The Frontiersman: A Narrative. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1967.
There is interesting information about Tecumseh in this volume.

_____. A Sorrow in Our Heart. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.
This is an excellent biographical narrative of Tecumseh for adult readers.

Edmunds, R. David. The Shawnee Prophet. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.
Highly recommended biography of Tenskwatawa, the Prophet.

_____. Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1984.
Highly recommended biography.

Esarey, Logan, ed. Governors Messages and Letters, Vol. 1, 1800-1811. Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1922.
An important work for this period.

Gray, Ralph. The Hoosier State: Readings in Indiana History, Vol. 1. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980.
This book of readings includes Shabonee’s account.

Hook, Jason. Tecumseh: Visionary Chief of The Shawnee. Poole, United Kingdom: Firebird Books, 1989.
This is a brief but interesting biography of Tecumseh.

Huston, James. Counterpoint: Tecumseh vs. William Henry Harrison. Lawrenceville, VA: Brunswick Publishing Co., 1987.
An engaging novel written by a Purdue history professor.

Lossing, Benson J. The Pictorial Fieldbook of the War of 1812. Somersworth: New Hampshire Publishing Co., 1976.
This book is a facsimile of the 1869 edition and contains many illustrations by the author.

McCollough, Alameda, ed. The Battle of Tippecanoe: Conflict of Cultures. Lafayette: Tippecanoe County Historical Association, 5th printing, 1991.
This 36 page booklet contains background and accounts of the battle. It can be obtained from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.

Icenhower, Joseph B. Tecumseh and the Indian Confederation 1811-1813: The Indian Nations East of the Mississippi Are Defeated. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1975.
This book traces the events leading up to the defeat of Tecumseh’s efforts to build an Indian nation.

Peckham, Howard H. Pontiac and the Indian Uprising. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1947.
Peckham uses many primary sources in his research and is still considered authoritative.

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck, ed. Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press for the Newberry Library, Chicago, 1987.
An excellent source for Great Lakes Indian history.

White, Richard. The middle ground: Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
The author offers a new account of the interactions between Europeans and Native Americans.

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