Tippecanoe 1811: The Prophet's Battle

Tippecanoe 1811: The Prophet's Battle


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Tippecanoe 1811: The Prophet's Battle by John F. Winkler, Peter Dennis

This is the gripping story of the Tippecanoe campaign of 1811: "The prophet's battle". It was a conflict born out of festering tensions inscribed by the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville, which had concluded the Northwestern Indian War and attempted to prevent white settlers' encroachment onto newly-defined Indian territories. For 16 years there had been peace, but in 1811 the number of settlers in the Ohio territory had swollen from 3,000 to 250,000. War was again coming to the North West. Within these pages John F. Winkler explores the dramatic buildup to the war and provides a clear view of the intense fighting with the aid of superb illustrations and maps. He explores the mystical figure of Tenskatawa, who came to be known as "The prophet" and who tried to unite the tribes of the Northwest to drive the American settlers back once and for all - promising a great success that he had seen in a vision. However it was his brother, the charismatic war leader Tecumseh who would organize the tribes militarily, and the Battle of Tippecanoe would be joined as a stealthy assassination attempt by 100 hand-picked warriors trying to kill William Henry Harrison. Kill Harrison, The Prophet asserted, and the rest would fold. Uncover the truth about the brutal combat that followed, and the impact of the battle on the War of 1812.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472808844
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Series: Campaign Series , #287
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,196,495
Product dimensions: 7.29(w) x 9.71(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

John F. Winkler lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife of more than 40 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He has written many works on the history of Roman, English and American law. He also explores forgotten historical sites in Ohio and neighboring states. The author lives in Bexley, OH.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

The United States in 1811

The Northwest Frontier

The Prophet and Prophetstown

Tecumseh and the new Prophetstown

Chronology 25

Opposing Commanders 27

American commanders

Indian commanders

Opposing Armies 30

American army

Indian army

Orders of battle

Opposing Plans

American plan

Indian plan

Campaign and Battle 40

The beginning of Harrison's campaign

From Vincennes to Fort Harrison

From Fort Harrison to Prophetstown

The battle of Tippecanoe

From Tippecanoe to Vincennes

Aftermath 90

The Battlefield Today 93

Further Reading 94

Index 95

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