Posted on Nov 7, 2023
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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7 Nov. 1811: Brig. Gen. William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory, led a force of about 400 regulars and 700 militia that defeated the Ohio Country Confederacy, led by Chief Tecumseh's brother, the Prophet Tenskwatawa, at Tippecanoe.

For details, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tippecanoe#External_links

ILLUSTRATIONS: (1) Americans and Indians clash at the Battle of Tippecanoe. (2) General William Henry Harrison's troops defeat the Shawnee at Tippecanoe. (3) Regular troops assault Indians belonging to the Ohio Country Confederacy. (4) Brig. Gen. William H. Harrison is portrayed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. (5) 1840 portrait of Harrison by Rembrandt Peale.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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We battled the Native Americans for years...so many lost on both sides
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Hi Charlie. America's longest war was the conflict against Indigenous Americans, called the American Indian Wars, which most historians characterize as beginning in 1609 and ending in 1924 or 313 years, mainly over land control. The Europeans made treaties with Native Americans and then broke all of them.
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Maj Wayne Crist
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Of course you also need to understand most of those signing for the tribes did not have the authority to do so. Chief contrary to movies and TV did not have that kind of authority. The majority of "voting" adult males in the tribes never ratified most of the treaties.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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You're all right . . .
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Maj Wayne Crist - . . . .and Indigent Americans were not given the rights of citizenship until 1924. So, "illegals" had no authority to do anything except fight the Europeans' encroachment into lands that had been used by the "illegals" for thousands of years. Oh, we understand, all right. . . .
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CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
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Great American History; thanks Dale.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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My pleasure . . .
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SSG Robert Pratt
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I remember the phrase "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" from American history class in High School oh so many moons ago!
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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Yup . . .
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