Battle of Tippecanoe

Battle of Tippecanoe

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  • Tecumseh and the Prophet
  • Tecumseh and the Prophet
  • Madison and his troops
  • Indian leaders Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa (the prophet) discuss an uprising against the white settlers.
  • Frontiersmen
  • The Prophet and Tecumseh preach to their people to rise up against the white settlers. While welding together a confederacy of all tribes east of the Mississippi.
  • William H. Harrison
  • Not all of Madison's troops were willing to fight. The members of the twelfth congress, which met late in 1811, which was different than it's predecessor. Called war hawks by federalist opponents; they were eager to fight old enemies.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe
  • Frontiersmen and their war hawk spokesmen in congress became convinced that the British buyers in Canada were supporting the Indians growing strength.
  • In the fall of 1811, William H. Harrison, who was the governor of the Indiana territory, gathered a small army to move onto Tecumseh's headquarters at Webash and Tippecanoe rivers.
  • The battle of Tippecanoe made Harrison a national hero. It also drove Tecumseh and his tribe into an alliance with the British. Tecumseh died in 1813 fighting alongside the redcoats.
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