"Tippecanoe Battlefield" Indiana Things to Do Tip by dlandt

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by dlandt

The Tippecanoe Battlefield is VERY well preserved and cared for. The huge obelisk devoted to William Harrison is only the centerpiece, numerous plaques and tombstones dot the field. Many of the trees in the park were standing in 1811, when the battle was fought. This battle was one of the prime causes of the War of 1812, the part of the Napoleonic Wars fought in N America. Victory for American forces (who suffered 37 dead) over the Indians secured American sovereignty over the lower Great Lakes region. Tecumseh's attempt to unite the tribes was over forever.

Address: On Railroad Drive
Directions: In the town of Battleground, about two miles from I-65. The exit is about seven miles north of the city and the signs clearly show the way.
Phone: (765) 476-8411
Website: http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/battlefield.htm

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  • Written Jun 15, 2004
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