The narration of the indigenous Americans is sometimes offered as a submissive account of discrimination in that they were helpless to resist the European colonialists. “A Native War of Independence” by Peter Lamphere is a powerful and interesting material highlighting the challenges faced by the American population. As fate would have it, these indigenous inhabitants were swiftly wiped out by small number wars, the advanced technology of the settlers and diseases. It is interesting to comprehend the fact that the Indians were somehow destined by their substandard status to vanish off the face of the earth and were thus regarded as the vanishing people by the new colonizers. The American Indians historically have been the most lied about subject matter and it is interesting to note that there is no chief high school history book which distinguishes the role that Tecumseh and the Native Americans played in the 1812 war. This paper will adequately review the article by providing a brief synopsis, review of the central themes and analysis of the article’s historical significance.