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

The Indian Wars

1790 - 1795

— Anthony Wayne Parkway —

 
 
The Indian Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
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peaceful white settlement.
 
Erected 1955 by The Historical Society of Northwestern Ohio.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1794.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 41° 34.411′ N, 83° 37.626′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue on River Road. This marker is located in Maumee, Ohio's "Fort Miamis Park," and it is on the reverse side of the "Fort Miamis" historical marker. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell
The Indian Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Formidable Fort Miamis (within shouting distance of this marker); A Shattered Truce (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Running A Gauntlet (about 600 feet away); Old Fort, New Battle (about 600 feet away); The Great Trail (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
The Indian Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 8, 2020
4. The Indian Wars Marker
side 2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on January 29, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2024