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The War of 1812

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.11

     challenging words:    battlefield, confederacy, fighter, spiritual, warrior, treaty, refused, saying, better, traveled, fight, member, chief, leader, army, among
     content words:    Native Americans, United States, Young Native American, Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison, Native American

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By Cathy Pearl

1     The British soldiers did not fight the War of 1812 alone. They had help in America. It came from Native Americans that lived in the United States. During the War of 1812, there was a strong leader among them. His name was Tecumseh.
2     Tecumseh was born in 1768 in Ohio. He was a member of the Shawnee. He would become one of their greatest fighters before he died. His father died during a war when Tecumseh was young. His mother decided to move west when Tecumseh was eleven. Tecumseh was left with his oldest brother and sister. They would raise him.
3     When he was young, Tecumseh trained to be a warrior. He fought in his first battle in 1782. He was very afraid and ran from the battlefield. Tecumseh was not proud of what he had done. He said he would never run from another battle again.
4     Tecumseh worked on becoming a brave fighter. He became a Shawnee chief. Tecumseh was a trusted leader. Young Native American men looked up to him. He called for the tribes to fight back against the white settlers.
5     In the early 1800s, Tecumseh tried to join all the tribes together into one group called a confederacy. He did not want the whites to be given more land. He thought all tribes should agree to a treaty, not only one or two.

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