Tippecanoe 1811

The Prophet’s battle

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Tippecanoe 1811

The Prophet’s battle

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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.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign Chronology Opposing commanders Opposing armies Orders of battle Opposing plans The campaign Aftermath The battlefields today Further reading Index

Product details

Published Oct 20 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472808844
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 47 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 287
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John F. Winkler

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Peter Dennis

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