Tippecanoe Battle Ground in 1860
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in 1811 between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces of Tecumseh’s growing American Indian confederation. The battle took place outside Prophetstown, near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, and was part of what is sometimes known as Tecumseh’s War, which continued into the War of 1812. The battle was an important political and symbolic victory for the American forces.
KeywordsWar of 1812, fight, victory, fighting, battlefield, combat, skirmish, tippecane battle field, struggle
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 9) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)