Battle of Tippecanoe Summary Print shows American troops under the leadership of General William Henry Harrison fighting the Indian forces of The Prophet, Tenskwatawa (the brother of Tecumseh) in a forest. Call Number: PGA - Kurz & Allison--Battle of Tippecanoe (D size) [P&P] Medium: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 55.2 x 71.7 cm (sheet) Please use the following steps to determine whether you need to fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room to view the original item(s). Following the 1811 battle, even the women celebrated this victory by creating quilt blocks to honor Harrison, who, it was perceived, saved the day and ensured the safety of the whites.
Contributor Names Kurz & Allison. Blocks had names such as Tippecanoe, Old Tippecanoe and Tippecanoe and Tyler Too. Tenskwatawa was part of Tecumseh's Indian confederation. William Henry Harrison won a landslide victory in the presidential election in 1840, in part because of his reputation as the hero of 1811’s Battle of Tippecanoe. The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought on November 7, 1811 near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana. Rick Conwell talked about the Battle of Tippecanoe and how it impacted westward expansion. It is near the site of the Battle of Tippecanoe. November 7th, 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe: July 17, 1812 - Battle of Fort Mackinac: August 15, 1812 - Massacre at Fort Dearborn: October 13, 1812 - Battle of Queenston's Heights: January 22, 1813 - Battle of Frenchtown: March 30, 1813 - Battle of Lacolle Mills: April 27, 1813 - Battle of York: May 1-9, 1813 - Siege at Fort Meigs The Battle of Tippecanoe on 7 November later established Harrison's reputation as a heroic Indian fighter. The combatants included an American army led by the Governor of the Indiana Territory, William H. Harrison, and an Indian confederacy led by a Shawnee Indian known as “The Prophet.” A slightly modified Tippecanoe block is shown below. The population was 1,334 at the 2010 census. Battle of Tippecanoe, (November 7, 1811), victory of a seasoned U.S. expeditionary force under Major General William Henry Harrison over Shawnee Indians led by Tecumseh’s brother Laulewasikau (Tenskwatawa), known as the Prophet. The Battle of Tippecanoe was a fight between a group of Native Americans and white settlers. But despite the mythology that surrounds Tippecanoe, the actual battle was indecisive. The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought between American soldiers and Native American warriors along the banks of the Keth-tip-pe-can-nunk, a river in the heart of central Indiana. Battle Ground is part of the Lafayette, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Battle of Tippecanoe 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, leaders of a confederacy of various tribes who opposed settlement of the American West.