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The Land of the Miamis An Account of the Struggle to Secure Possession of the North-West from the End of the Revolution until 1812   By: (1872-1945)

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[Illustration: The house of General Harrison at Vincennes, Ind., as it now appears.]


By Elmore Barce

Member of the State and National Bar Associations Member Indiana State Historical Society Author "Land of the Potawatomi"


An Account of the Struggle to Secure Possession of the North West from the End of the Revolution until 1812.

Fowler, Indiana THE BENTON REVIEW SHOP 1922

Copyrighted, 1922, by the Benton Review Shop, Fowler, Ind.

Photos and Maps by Lieut. Don Heaton

Dedicated to


My Wife.


A BRIEF RETROSPECT A general view of the Indian Wars of the Early Northwest 1

WHAT THE VIRGINIANS GAVE US A topographical description of the country north of the Ohio at the close of Revolutionary War 6

THE BEAVER TRADE A description of the wealth in furs of this section at the close of the Revolutionary War and the reasons underlying the struggle for its control 12

THE PRAIRIE AND THE BUFFALO The buffalo as the main food supply of the Indians 20

THE WABASH AND THE MAUMEE Chief line of communication with the tribes of the Early Northwest. The heart of the Miami country 34

THE TRIBES OF THE NORTHWEST A description of the seven tribes of savages who opposed the advance of settlement in the Northwest. Their location. Kekionga, the seat of Miami power 44

REAL SAVAGES The Savage painted in his true colors from the standpoint of the frontiersman 68

OUR INDIAN POLICY The Indian right of occupancy recognized through the liberal policy of Washington and Jefferson 80

THE KENTUCKIANS The first men to break through the mountain barriers to face the British and the Indians 112

THE BRITISH POLICIES The British reluctant to surrender the control of the Northwest Their tampering with the Indian tribes 126

JOSIAH HARMAR The first military invasion of the Northwest by the Federal Government after the Revolution 145

SCOTT AND WILKINSON The Kentucky raids on the Miami country along the Wabash in 1791 173

ST. CLAIR'S DEFEAT The first great disaster to the Federal armies brought about by the Miamis 195

WAYNE AND FALLEN TIMBERS Final triumph of the Government over Indians and British 207

THE TREATY OF GREENVILLE The surrender of the Ohio lands of the Miamis and their final submission to the government 238

GOVERNOR HARRISON AND THE TREATY Purchase of the Miami lands known as the New Purchase which led to the strengthening of Tecumseh's Confederacy the final struggle at Tippecanoe 245

RESULTS OF THE TREATY Harrison's political enemies at Vincennes rally against him in the open, and are defeated in the courts 271

THE SHAWNEE BROTHERS The Prophet as an Indian priest and Tecumseh as a political organizer The episode of the eclipse of 1806 Tecumseh's personal appearance described 280

PROPHET'S TOWN The capital of the Shawnee Confederacy in the heart of the Miami Country 295

HARRISON'S VIGILANCE His political courage and activities save the frontier capital 305

THE COUNCIL AT VINCENNES The dramatic meeting between Harrison and Tecumseh Tecumseh announces his doctrine of the common ownership of the Indian lands 316

THE SECOND AND LAST COUNCIL The last meeting between the two leaders before Harrison marched into the Indian country 332

THE MUSTER AND THE MARCH The rally of the Kentuckians and their clansmen in southern Indiana to Harrison's support The coming of the Fourth United States Regiment The march to the Tippecanoe battlefield 352

THE BATTLE OF TIPPECANOE The night attack on Harrison's forces The destruction of Tecumseh's Confederacy 371

NAYLOR'S NARRATIVE A description of the battle by one of the volunteers 381

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