After Tecumeh’s death Tenskwatawa allegedly predicted that if Harrison was elected president he would die in office, and so would presidents elected every 20 years thereafter. This was supposed to be in retaliation for Tecumseh’s death. While there is no proof The Prophet ever said such a thing, the prediction proved true for Harrison and every 20-year president through John Kennedy. Thus the “Curse of Tecumseh” became a part of popular lore… Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman was named in honor of the Shawnee chief.
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