Sunday, September 25, 3:00 - Tippecanoe 1811; The Prophet's Battle
John Winkler - Author, Tippecanoe, Columbus/Brookeville OH
The Tippecanoe campaign of 1811 - a conflict born out of festering tensions brought on by the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville, which had ended the Northwestern Indian War and attempted to prevent white settlers from putting down roots in newly defined Indian territories. For 16 years there had been peace, but in 1811 the number of settlers in the Ohio territory had grown to 250,000. War was again coming to the North West. Winkler explores the dramatic build up to the conflict as 'The Prophet' Tenskatawa and his brother Tecumseh rallied the tribes to drive back the American settlers once and for all. (This is part of the Oxford Press' Campaign West Series. The FR Museum will have this book - Tippecanoe 1811- and Winkler's previous books - Wabash 1791; Fallen Timbers 1794; and Point Pleasant 1774 for sale/on sale this day at the museum. Books can be signed by the author.