A brief biography of Genghis Khan. Learn about the incredible journey of Temujin who later became known as Genghis Khan, one of the most well-known figures in history. His father, a chieftain of a tribe on the vast Mongolian plain, died early in Temujin's life. The tribe abandoned the family after refusing to follow the young Temujin as its new leader. In a vow to reclaim h tribe, he practiced archery, studied war tactics, and rode horses to become a skilled warrior. Led by his mother's lesson on the importance of alliances, Temujin went on to unite the majority of tribes through a series of battles. With political stability along the Silk Road, trade and communication between the East and the West flourished later.