Navy distinguished itself while the U.
In response to rising tensions with the tribes and threats of war, an American force of militia and regulars set out to launch a preemptive strike on the headquarters of the confederacy. The battle took place outside Prophetstown, at the confluence of the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers.
Although the Americans were victorious both tactically as they held their ground and Prophetstown was destroyed the next morning and strategically Tecumseh's confederacy never recoveredthe win was costly as the tribes attacked with fewer men and sustained fewer casualties. The battle was the culmination of rising tensions in a period sometimes called Tecumseh's War, which continued until Tecumseh's death in In addition to serving as an important political and symbolic victory for the American forces, Tippecanoe dealt a devastating blow to Tecumseh's confederacy, which never regained its former strength.
Public opinion in the United States blamed the Native American uprising on British interference and helped catalyze the War ofwhich broke out only six months later.
Ted Bedell More information.A detailed biography on the famous Shawnee Chief Tecumseh who fought and died during the War of Tecumseh and Battle of Tippecanoe A Shawnee leader, who fought against the United States expansion into the Midwest. He opposed any surrender of Native American land to whites, and tried with his brother, Tenskwatawa the "Prophet," in uniting the tribes from American customs, especially liquor.
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought on November 7, , between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation led by his brother, Tenskwatawa. In the pre-dawn darkness of 7 November , around warriors of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh’s Indian confederation attacked a force of 1, men being led by Indiana Territory Governor William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Harrison, William Henry; Tippecanoe, Battle of William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe ().
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (reproduction no. LC-USZ) Shawnee chief Tecumseh and his brother, "The Prophet," worked to build a confederation of tribes, from Michigan to Georgia, . Watch video · In Tecumseh and the Prophet moved their village to the juncture of the Tippecanoe and Wabash rivers, where the new settlement, Prophetstown, continued to attract Indians.