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Defiance in Defiance 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, May 3, 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 1953 by The Fort Defiance Chapter of D.A.R. and the Sesquicentennial Year of Ohio Statehood.
 
Marker series.
The Indian Wars Military Campaigns Map Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, May 3, 2009
2. The Indian Wars Military Campaigns Map
This map is part of the Fort Defiance historical marker, on the reverse side of this marker, and it shows the military campaigns and fortifications of the Indian Wars of 1790 - 1795.
This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 17.245′ N, 84° 21.458′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Sreet and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Sreet. Click for map. This historical marker is situated on the southwest point of land, at the juncture of the Auglaize River with the Maumee River. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Defiance (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (a few steps from this marker); Fort Defiance Flagstaff (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Defiance, 1794 (within shouting distance of this marker); Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Were Recorded Here In 1718 (within shouting distance of this marker); French Indian Apple Tree (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Defiance.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of several markers located at the actual site of Fort Defiance. The marker can be found on the edge of the actual fortification, just outside the low lying earthworks that mark the outline of the fort and it is on the reverse side of the Fort Defiance historical marker.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio's Native American Wars on Touring Ohio's web site. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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