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“You are a liar! …

“How can we have confidence in the white people?  When Jesus Christ came on earth, you killed and nailed him on a cross.  You thought he was dead, but you were mistaken …  Everything I have said to you is the truth. The Great Spirit has inspired me and I speak nothing but the truth to you.”

Tecumseh, Shawnee warrior and leader; spoken in council, August                  15, 1810, to William Henry Harrison, then Governor of the                              Indiana Territory, later to become the ninth President of the                              United States.


Cited in Allan W. Eckert, A Sorrow In Our Heart:  The Life of Tecumseh, p. 630. 



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