The Frontiersmen: A Narrative - Chapter XIII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XIII Summary

Simon Kenton receives word in 1813 that his son, John Kenton, died during a battle against Spanish tyranny. Later that year, Black Hoof attempts to reiterate his friendship for the whites and is almost assassinated during his visit with General George Tupper. The Americans have always denounced the use of Indians by the British, but now the Americans enter into an alliance with the Indians themselves. A series of battles goes well for the Americans and Tecumseh accepts the fact in August that the Indian cause is lost. Soon Tecumseh realizes that the British plan to retreat. Their commander says that they are only moving to more familiar territory up the Thames River to meet the Americans. Tecumseh wants to leave the war but stands by the other Indians who insist that they continue to fight. The British commander - Proctor -...

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