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The Battle of Fallen Timbers (August 20, 1794) was the final battle of the Northwest Indian War, a struggle between American Indian tribes affiliated with the Western Confederacy and the United States for control of the Northwest Territory (an area bounded on the south by the Ohio River, on the west by the Mississippi River, and on the northeast by the Great Lakes). The battle, which was a decisive victory for the United States, ended major hostilities in the region


Northwest Indian War: Battle of Fallen Timbers

Northwest Indian War: Battle of Fallen Timbers: Battle of Fallen Timbers


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…