The October 2013 Fife & Drum newsletter can be accessed here:
The newsletter begins with an interesting overview of how Tecumseh has been treated by politicians in the United States and Canada over the past two hundred years.
Oct. 5, 2013 was the 200th anniversary of Tecumseh’s death
An Oct. 7, 2013 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Who will be the next Tecumseh?”
The article, by Paul Martin, notes:
- Oct. 5, the 200th anniversary of Tecumseh’s death, provides an opportunity for Canadians to reflect upon the necessity to learn from the story to finally understand today’s aboriginal-Canadian political dynamics. The British betrayal of Tecumseh in the War of 1812, resulting in his death, was among the first in a long line of betrayals, each compounding the breakdown of trust and the buildup of animosity between the Crown and aboriginal communities that we continue to see today.