For those of you not aware, Tecumseh was a Shawnee leader who fought on the side of the British during the War of 1812. He was born and grew up not far from present-day Dayton, Ohio, and from a young age was entangled in the brutal frontier conflicts the American midwest in the post-revolutionary period - becoming a minor war chief by his early 20s (during his time fighting alongside the Cherokee in Tennessee). His brother, Tenskwatawa, also came to be an important figure for the Shawnee people. Known as 'The Prophet', he urged Native Americans to foreswear European dress and customs and return to their ancestral lifestyles. Both became powerful political figures amongst their people - advocates of a more harmonically in-tune manner of existence against the agitation of the expansionist desires of the United States government. Both Tecumseh and The Prophet were eventually caught up in the War of 1812, where they sided with British against the Americans. (There is SO MUCH MORE to the story of these two men, so look them up - although beware of literalist interpretations of history. They tell but only a fraction of the true story!!!)
|Tenskwatawa (The Prophet)|
After my first trip to London, I returned briefly to the United States to conclude some business I had with Manuel and some of my other teachers. Impressed by the discoveries I had made while in Canada, they encouraged me to return, and within two weeks I was back here. Since then, Sister and I have managed to gather a small group of like-minded individuals to conduct research into our theories. There are ten of us now, but I post this hoping that it will reach others who could positively contribute to a project that is potentially world-altering.