“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Indian Wars Battlefield Trails Historical Markers

This trail is through Ohio and Indiana.
The Battle of Harmar's Ford Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
The Battle of Harmar's Ford Marker
1 Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne, Northside — The Battle of Harmar's Ford
To the Memory of Major John Wyllys And His Brave Soldiers Who Were Killed Near this Spot In The Battle of Harmar's Ford Oct. 22, 1790 With the Indians Under Chief Little TurtleMap (db m21358) HM
2 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Prophet’s Rock
Where the Prophet sat and sang to encourage the Indians in the battle of Nov. 8th 1811.Map (db m6434) HM
3 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Prophet’s Town
Established in 1808 by Tecumseh and the Prophet as the capital of their pan-Indian confederacy. Led by Tecumseh, representatives of many midwestern Indian nations met and lived here in an attempt to build the greatest Indian resistance movement in . . . Map (db m36237) HM
4 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — The Battle of TippecanoeNovember 7, 1811
Here, on this site, military forces commanded by General William Henry Harrison, engaged in battle with the Indians of the Wabash country led by The Prophet, brother of the great Indian leader, Tecumseh. This battle destroyed forever the hope of . . . Map (db m36205) HM
5 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial
Panel One American Forces. Men engaged. 910. General Wm. Henry Harrison Commanding attacked at 4: O’Clock A. M. Indian forces led by Prophet. Number engaged about the same as Americans Loss. Americans. Killed 37. “ . . . Map (db m36233) HM
6 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — 79.1998.2 — Fort Ouiatenon
First post in Indiana area built nearby in 1717 by French Canada to counter British expansion in valleys of Wabash and Ohio rivers. Served as trade and communication post. French surrendered fort to British in 1761 during the French and Indian War. . . . Map (db m36207) HM
7 Indiana, Whitley County, Columbia City — 92.2001.1 — Eel River BattlefieldWar of 1812
After General William Henry Harrison relieved Fort Wayne, he ordered Colonel James Simrall in September 1812 to prevent further Miami Indian attacks in the area. The Miamis fled as troops destroyed villages, crops, and supplies along Eel River; . . . Map (db m1335) HM
8 Ohio, Gallia County, Gallipolis — 7-27 — The Dunmore War 1774
[Front Side] The Shawnee and Delaware Indians grew restless as numbers of Virginians encroached on their lands by settling along the Ohio River. On October 10, 1774, Lord Dunmore, of the Virginia Colony, ordered Colonel Andrew Lewis and . . . Map (db m20825) HM
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9 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fallen Timbers
Resentment by the Indians against white encroachment reached a peck in the 1790’s. Encouraged by the British, they began to raid settlements. Two poorly organized American military campaigns, led by General Josiah Harmar in 1790 and Governor Arthur . . . Map (db m165801) HM
10 Ohio, Mercer County, Fort Recovery — St. Clair's Defeat / Battle of Fort RecoveryAnthony Wayne Parkway
St. Clair's Defeat When American pioneers attempted to settle the Northwest Territory following the Ordinance of 1787, the Indians, aided by the British fought fiercely for their homes. The first United States army sent to break the Indian . . . Map (db m168413) HM
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May. 28, 2023