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U.S. government did not trust the neutrality of the Miamis & US forces attacked Kekionga during the Northwest Indian War. Each attack was repulsed. St. Clair's Defeat was the worst defeat of an American army by Native Americans in U.S. history. This ended with the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Treaty of Greenville. Those Miami who still resented the United States gathered around Ouiatenon and Prophetstown, where Shawnee Chief Tecumseh led a coalition of Native American nations.


Battle of Fallen Timbers (Aug. 20, 1794), monument. In 1794, an army of 2600, led by Gen. Anthony Wayne, defeated 800 Indian warriors. Wayne invaded Indian ancestral lands, to open them to settlement, rid the area of British border forts manned and supplied from Canada, where agents encouraged the Indians to resist, supplying them with arms and supplies. The Miami, Shawnee, Chippewa, Iroquois, Sauk and Fox were soundly beaten, and the 1795 treaty of Greenville secured Ohio and part of…

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Postcard Battle of Fallen Timbers Monument, Toledo Ohio


Part II. Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) He led foraging expeditions at Valley Forge to help supply the troops. Wayne stormed and captured the impregnable British fortress at Stony Point on July 16, 1779. He fought in the South, and helped besiege Yorktown, and drove the British and their Indian allies out of Georgia. In 1794, he defeated the Ohio country Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.


Maumee River, Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Ohio - Late in 1794 General Wayne and his troops marched northward toward Fort Miami from Fort Greenville. Just south of the fort, ambushed by the Native Americans and a small party of Canadian militia, he ordered a charge and dispersed his adversaries, in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.