Shawnee Nation 2006 Prophet Tenskwatawa Silver Dollar Proof Coin
Fifth year of issue for the Shawnee Nation series of coins. "The Prophet" Tenskwatawa (1775-1837) and his brother Chief Techumseh (1768-1813) were among the best-known and most feared Indians of the nineteenth century. They were Shawnee leaders of a fervent movement to instill Indian unity in the Ohio Valley from 1805 through the War of 1812. Angered by the Jefferson administration's attempts to gain Indian lands through piecemeal cessions, the Prophet preached resistance. He and his brother also rejected Jeffersonian suggestions about Indian assimilation, and urged instead that Indians retain their own culture. By 1811 his resistance movement had led to sporadic warfare in the Old Northwest. But in November of that year, William Henry Harrison routed the Prophet and his allies near Tippecanoe in the Indiana Territory … which was the inspiration for Harrison's presidential campaign slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." This dazzling frosted cameo Proof coin comes in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.