political leader of the Shawnee tribe

Tenskwatawa ({{IPAc-en|t|ə|n|s|k|w|ɒ|t|ɒ|w|e..[stress?] also called Tenskatawa, Tenskwatawah, Tensquatawa or Lalawethika) (January 1775 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee. He was known as the Prophet or the Shawnee Prophet.

He was a younger brother of Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee. In his early years Tenskwatawa was given the name Lalawithika ("He Makes a Loud Noise", "The Noise Maker", or "The Rattle") by the Red Sticks, a faction of the Muscogee.[1]

He fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe.


  1. Cox, Dale; Conrad, Rachael (2017). Fowltown. Neamthla, Tutakosi Talofa & the first battle of the Seminoles Wars. Old Kitchen Books. ISBN 9780692977880.