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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Indian Wars

1790 - 1795

 
 
The Indian Wars Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 28, 2009
1. The Indian Wars Marker
Inscription. When American Pioneers attempted to settle the area north and west of the Ohio River, following the Ordinance of 1787, the Indians aided by the British in Canada, fought valiantly and fiercely for their homes in the Ohio Country. It required the efforts of three American armies to break the Indian resistance. The first Army (1790) under Gen. Josiah Harmar met defeat at the Miami Indian Villages (Fort Wayne, Indiana). The second (1791) under Gov. Arthur St. Clair was ambushed and suffered severe losses on the banks of the Wabash (Fort Recovery, Ohio). The third army, the Legion of the United States, under the command of Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne, achieved decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Aug. 20, 1794. The defeat of the hostile Indians was made complete, following the battle, when the gates of Fort Miamis, the stronghold of their British allies, were closed to them and when promises of aid were not forthcoming. Beaten in combat and deserted by the British, the Indians signed the Treaty of Greeneville, Aug 3, 1795. They were thereby placed under the control of the United States, and the northwest territory was opened, in part, to peaceful white settlement.
 
Erected 1955 by The Historical Society of Northwestern Ohio.
 
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The Indian Wars Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 28, 2009
2. The Indian Wars Marker
"The Indian Wars" historical marker is viewed in the left foreground, and the Fort Miamis defensive earthworks is viewed in the center/right background.
34.411′ N, 83° 37.626′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue on River Road. Click for map. This marker is located in Maumee, Ohio's "Fort Miamis Park," and it is on the reverse side of the "Fort Miamis" historical marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miamis (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (within shouting distance of this marker); British Betray Indian Allies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (about 500 feet away); Running a Gauntlet (about 600 feet away); A Strategic Location (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio's Native American Wars entry on Touring-Ohio's website. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Indian Wars Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
3. The Indian Wars Marker
A 2014 view of the historical marker in a location several hundred feet east of the 2009 location seen in picture #1.
The Indian Wars Military Campaigns Map Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 28, 2009
4. The Indian Wars Military Campaigns Map
This map is part of the Fort Miamis historical marker, on the reverse side of this marker, and it shows the military campaigns and fortifications of the Indian Wars of 1790 - 1795.
 
 
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