The Northwest Territory was critical to the security and growth of the new nation.
The warriors led by Little Turtle defeated our soldiers. The chief's force came from many tribes, Native Americans united with the help of the British and were attacking American settlers.
Send Anthony Wayne then.
We need to fight the federal army!
Washington sent troops to the Ohio Valley to fight the Native Americans in 1790.
The British will not help you!
After a second defeat in 1791, Washington ordered another group of soldiers west, this time Anthony Wayne, known as the "Mad Anthony", was at its head.
The United States won!!!
Expecting British help, Native American warriors gathered at British-held Fort Miami. On August 20, 1794, a fighting force of around 2,000 Native Americans clashed with Wayne’s troops. And Wayne won.
The Native Americans retreated to Fort Miami. The British, not wanting war with the United States, refused to help them.
The Battle of Fallen Timbers crushed Native American hopes of keeping their land in the Northwest Territory. Twelve tribes signed the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. They agreed to cede, or surrender, much of present-day Ohio and Indiana to the U.S. government.
After multiple violent clashes between Native Americans and American troops, an American victory causes Native Americans to surrender much of what is Ohio and Indiana today.