The Frontier Politician
William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
William Henry Harrison began his political career soon after leaving the military. Within three years, he was appointed governor of Indiana and moved his young family west.
By this time, an uneasy peace existed between the American settlers and the Indian tribes. Governor Harrison was charged with maintaining order. He was also responsible for negotiating the purchase of large pieces of Indian lands.
As Americans continued pushing west, many Indians began pushing back. Outraged by this expansion, two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and the Prophet, recruited a number of tribes into an Indian confederacy. This united force assembled in the village of Prophetstown in western Indiana.
With the threat of an uprising looming, General Harrison mounted an expedition up the Wabash River. One night, while asteep in their tents, Harrison's troops were attacked. The Battle of Tippecanoe had begun.
Casualties were high on both sides, though Harrison eventually claimed victory. Tecumseh. who was away during the battle, resumed to find Prophetstown destroyed and his confederacy dispersed.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 39° 9.08′ N, 84° 45.145′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road, 0.1 miles north of Bower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Harrison (here, next to this marker); The River And The Land (here, next to this marker); Harrison Tomb And Congress Green Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Child Of The Revolution (here, next to this marker); From Ensign To Captain (here, next to this marker); Tippecanoe And Tyler Too! (here, next to this marker); Harrison's Resume (here, next to this marker); Life At North Bend (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.