What was the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811)?

Introduction The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought on 07 November 1811, in Battle Ground, Indiana between American forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and Indian forces associated with Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa (commonly known as “The Prophet”), leaders of a confederacy of various tribes who opposed European-American… Read More

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What was the Northwest Indian War (1785-1795)?

Introduction The Northwest Indian War (1785-1795), also known as the Ohio War, Little Turtle’s War, and by other names, was a war between the United States (along with its Native Chickasaw and Choctaw allies) and the Western Confederacy (a confederation of numerous other Native American tribes), with support from the British, for control of the… Read More

What was the Siege of Brookefield (1675)?

Introduction Wheeler’s Surprise, and the ensuing Siege of Brookfield, was a battle between Nipmuc Indians under Muttawmp, and the English of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under the command of Thomas Wheeler and Captain Edward Hutchinson, in August 1675 during King Philip’s War. The battle consisted of an initial ambush by the Nipmucs on Wheeler’s unsuspecting… Read More

What was King Philip’s War (1675-1678)?

Introduction King Philip’s War (sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom’s War, Metacomet’s War, Pometacomet’s Rebellion, or Metacom’s Rebellion) was an armed conflict in 1675-1678 between indigenous inhabitants of New England and New England colonists and their indigenous allies. The war is named for Metacom, the Wampanoag chief who adopted the name Philip because of… Read More