Tecumseh was a brilliant Shawnee nation warrior. He was a skilled orator and was able to rally fighting native tribes into an alliance called the Algonkian Indian Confederacy. Many examples attest to his political savvy; for example, Tecumseh's brother Tenskwautawa used foreknowledge of the eclipse of June 16, 1806 as proof that he was a prophet, which was effective at providing support for Tecumseh. Tecumseh's support of Sir Isaac Brock was integral to the defense of Canada in the War of 1812. Killed in 1813 at the battle of Moraviantown.