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List Of Northwest Indian War Battles

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List of every major Northwest Indian War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Northwest Indian War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Northwest Indian War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Northwest Indian War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Northwest Indian War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Examples include Battle of Fallen Timbers and St. Clair's Defeat.
Battle of Fallen Timbers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Northwest Indian War Battles
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The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Northwest Indian War, a struggle between American Indian tribes affiliated with the Western Confederacy, including minor support from the British, against the United States for control of the Northwest Territory. The battle, which was a decisive victory for the United States, ended major hostilities in the region until Tecumseh's War and the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Maumee, Ohio, United States of America

Part of: Northwest Indian War

Combatants: Canada, Legion of the United States, Western Confederacy, United States of America

Commanders: Buckongahelas, Tecumseh, Anthony Wayne, Blue Jacket

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Battle of Kenapacomaqua

The Battle of Kenapacomaqua, also called the Battle of Old Town, was a raid in 1791 by United States forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Wilkinson on the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua on the Eel River approximately six miles upstream from present-day Logansport, Indiana. Under the overall command of Brigadier General Charles Scott, Wilkinson led a force of more than 500 Kentucky militia. They attacked Kenapacomaqua on August 7, 1791. Two Kentuckians and nine Miami died in the encounter. By Wilkinson's own account, the Miami dead included only six warriors. Two of the dead were women. One was a child. Thirty-four Miami prisoners were taken and one U.S. captive was released. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Indiana, United States of America

Part of: Northwest Indian War

Combatants: United States of America

St. Clair's Defeat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Northwest Indian War Battles
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St. Clair's Defeat also known as the Battle of the Wabash, the Battle of Wabash River or the Battle of a Thousand Slain, was fought on November 4, 1791 in the Northwest Territory between the United States and the Western Confederacy of American Indians, as part of the Northwest Indian War. It was a major American Indian victory and remains the greatest defeat of the United States Army by American Indians. The American Indians were led by Little Turtle of the Miamis, Blue Jacket of the Shawnees and Buckongahelas of the Delawares. The war party numbered more than one thousand warriors, including a large number of Potawatomis from eastern Michigan and the Saint Joseph. The opposing force of ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Fort Recovery, Ohio, United States of America

Part of: Northwest Indian War

Combatants: Western Confederacy

Commanders: Buckongahelas, Little Turtle, Arthur St. Clair, Blue Jacket

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Hardin's Defeat

Locations: Ohio Country

Part of: Northwest Indian War

Combatants: United States of America