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Battle of Thames and death of Tecumseh (right), 5 October 1813

Caption: Battle of Thames and death of Tecumseh (right), 5 October 1813

This rather romanticized American print of 1839 shows the death of Shawnee chief Tecumseh at the Battle of Thames, 5 October 1813. The American General William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), holding an upraised sword, and Kentucky Governor Shelby are shown at the centre. Harrison would win the US presidential election of November 1840 based in part on his military reputation.