Americans wanted to settle on the land they won during the war but that land was occupied by Native Americans. They were willing to take this land by force.
Americans began to settle on the land claimed by Native Americans, who had lived on this land for thousands of years.
The Aftermath of the Battle
As Americans began to move onto land that had been claimed by the Native American, conflict arose. Americans wanted the land because of the rich soil and natural resources while the Natives were fighting to keep their homes.
The Treaty of Greenville
As the conflicts grew larger and more fights broke out, Washington decided to send in troops to put down the growing rebellion. The battle between Washington's troops and the Native Americans would later be known as the battle of fallen Timber.
In the end, the Americans won the battle and the Natives were forced to retreat. Many Native Americans died in this battle while trying to protect their home.
After the battle, the Native Americans were forced to sign the Treaty of Greenville and then had to leave their homes. Since they won the battle and got what they wanted, the Americans have established a policy of using force to put down Native American resistance.