Accursed be the race that has seized on our country and made women of our warriors. Our fathers, from their tombs, reproach us as slaves and cowards. I hear them now in the wailing winds…The spirits of the mighty dead complain. Their tears drop from the weeping skies.

– Tecumseh

War speech to Creek Indians at Tuckabathcee in October 1811, as told by Sam Dale to JFH Claiborne.