between Native Americans and Americans that made a hero out
of William Henry Harrison (who took the nickname
"Tippecanoe"). In 1811, Shawnee chief Tecumseh went to visit
the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek tribes, to enlist their
support against American expansion. Tecumseh left his
brother, the Shawnee Prophet, in charge and told him not to
attack nearby American forces. The Shawnee Prophet ignored
his brother's warnings and attacked the Americans anyway,
near Tippecanoe Creek. The American forces, under Indiana
Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison, fought back.
They burned Prophet's Town, the Shawnee's chief village, for
good measure. The battle wasn't really a victory for either
side, but it made Harrison a hero.
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History of Tecumseh and the Battle of Tippecanoe
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leader and the battle he missed.
Accounts of the Battle
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accounts of the battle.
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