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'
encroaching 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 build up
to the conflict as ‘The Prophet' Tenskatawa and his brother Tecumseh
rallied the tribes to drive back the American settlers once and for all.
Through superb illustrations and maps, Winkler provides a clear view of
the intense fighting that followed at Tippecanoe and the true impact
that it would come to have on the War of 1812.