Shawnee Prophet (birth name Lauliwasikau) born in 1778 near Springfield, Ohio. Brother of Tecumseh, and founder of Tippecanoe, the center of a Native Confederacy. In 1805 he claimed to have had a vision from the spirit world. The vision required a rejection of the ways of the white man (particularly alcohol) and a return to traditional ways of life. Indiana Governor William Henry Harrison, annoyed at the prospect of a false prophet in his midst, asked for Tenskwautawa to provide proof of his divinity. Tenskwatawa accepted the challenge, announcing that he would cause the sun to stand still on June 16, 1806. Crowds gathered and observed a dramatic total solar eclipse. This act cemented Tenskwautawa's status as a prophet and allowed the conversion of many Native peoples to the Confederacy.

In 1811, at the Battle of Tippecanoe, General William Henry Harrison burned Tippecanoe to the ground. Canadian General Sir Isaac Brock would later ally with the native warriors to fight the same Americans in the War of 1812.