Compare And Contrast Tecumseh And Accommodationists

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In less than a 30 year span the United States of America tries to accomplish the impossible again, taking on naval superpower Great Britain for the second time. The War of 1812 had an enormous impact on this young nation 's future. Dictating whether the young nation will flourish with its second defeat of world power, Great Britain. Or perish under Britain 's future rule. After suffering devastating casualties, at the hands of the ‘Red Coats’, the Native American tribal nations, and the burning of its nation 's capitol. The United States of America was able to pull through the difficulties with energetic leadership from President James Madison, repelling the powerful Red Coats, and their allies the Native American tribal nations led by Tecumseh. …show more content…
Before the War of 1812 Native Americans separated into two main different sides the called the“Accommodationists” and the “Traditionalists”. The Accommodationists agreed with the white settlers and called for change in Native American ways, they wanted the industrialization of the land, and sought out innovative technologies. While the Traditionalists called for purity of Native American culture, and identity, thus completely disavowing the white settlers and their new technologies. Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa both being “Traditionalists” called for the Union of Native Americans nations, to unite and resist against the white settlers which were taking their land forcibly. Tecumseh a skilled politician and an exceptional War Chief believed that the best way to defeat the white settlers was to wage a war against them, without the support of anyone. Regardless of following his older brother Tenskwatawa thought that the best way to defeat the settlers was to gain the support of a foreign nation to aid them. Great Britain proved to be this nation, the British wanting to take over the Americas again after their embarrassing loss to the Americans in the American Revolution, their growing anger towards the United States of America for accepting the sailors who deserted their ships who left the British weakened in their strong navy during the …show more content…
Native Americans at the end of this war, saw their entire world change, they had gone from the most powerful in the Eastern Regions to now isolated into the North Western Regions. In hope that the American and the White settlers would not eradicate them completely. Native Americans, though playing a major role in the British side were not at fault, Native American tribes were able to rally to war under the leadership of Tecumseh, but after his death the Indian Tribe Nation crumbled and failed. Tribes began practicing again their isolationist

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