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Episode 5: Open Door Policy (Tenskwatawa)

Sects Ed would like to thank Adam Franti, a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University, for joining us as the first guest on our podcast. To learn more about Franti's work, you can visit his ResearchGate profile here. We would also recommend listening to a lecture Franti delivered at the Yankee Air Museum about the War of 1812 in Michigan here. Since this episode took the form of a conversational interview, there was little to research on our part. However, we consulted the following secondary sources to formulate our interview questions: 


Jortner, Adam. The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.  

Owens, Robert M. Mr. Jefferson's Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. 

Owens, Robert M. Red Dreams, White Nightmares: Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind, 1763-1815. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. 

Warren, Stephen. The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005. 


Cave, Alfred A. "The Failure of the Shawnee Prophet's Witch-Hunt." Ethnohistory 42, no. 3 (1995).

Willig, Timothy D. "Prophetstown on the Wabash: The Native Spiritual Defense of the Old Northwest." Michigan Historical Review 23, no. 2 (1997).

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