Battle of Tippecanoe facts for kids
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|Part of American Indian Wars and Tecumseh's War|
19th-century depiction by Alonzo Chappel of the final charge that dispersed the Indians
|Tecumseh's Confederacy||United States|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Tenskwatawa||William Henry Harrison|
|500–700 warriors||250 infantry,
|Casualties and losses|
Estimated 50–65 killed and 70–80 wounded
The Battle of Tippecanoe ( TIP-ee-kə-NOO) was fought on November 7, 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.
As tensions and violence increased, Governor Harrison marched with an army of about 1,000 men to attack the confederacy's headquarters at Prophetstown, near the confluence of the Tippecanoe River and the Wabash River.
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