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United States government insisted on respect for Native Americans land claims. In 1787 New Ordinance declared that the United States government shall never take the Indian’s property without their consent. Indians would not be disturbed either. This rule was not followed, it was broken. Native Americans, Tecumseh, Tenskawatawa, and the Cherokee of the Southern Eastern United States were not able to settle on their lands. In the 1700s some Native Americans nations the Shawnee, the Miami, the Wyandot shared the land of Ohio. They all settled in villages. White settlers in this region pushed Native Americans from their property. The United States did nothing to stop the problem so; Native Americans formed a confederation to halt white settlement. In 1790 and 1791 warriors repeatedly attacked settlers killing many soldiers and several defeats. Native Americans were defeated and gave up a lot of their land. Many Native Americans traveled west across the Mississippi while others tried finding new homes. A Shawnee named Tenskwatawa remained in the Ohio. Tenskwatawa said he would lead the Shawnee to “a rich, fertile country, abounding in game, fish, pleasant hunting grounds, and fine corn fields.” Tenskwatawa’s message turned into a political program and his brother Tecumseh joined him as a leader of the Shawnee people. The brothers said they would reclaim lost land and draw a “boundary between Indians and white people.” In 1808 they established a community called prophet’s town. Indiana territory’s government William Henry Harrison gathered a force of 1,000 soldiers and destroyed prophet’s town in 1811. Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh were not killed though. Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh died in the war of 1812 fighting for the British. Native Americans later were moving across the Mississippi River to stay away from white settlers.

The Native Americans that did not go to a new place for example, the Cherokee tried to live peacefully with the...