(Nov. 7, 1811) Victory by U.S. troops over the Shawnee. Gen. William H. Harrison led a U.S. force in pursuit of the Shawnee to destroy an intertribal alliance promoted by Tecumseh and his brother, The Prophet. At the Indian capital of Prophetstown on the Tippecanoe River in Indiana, the Indians attacked the troops but were repulsed. Both sides suffered equal losses, but the battle was considered a victory for Harrison and helped establish him as a national figure.
Event: Tippecanoe, Battle of
Definition: battle (military operation)
Significance: land warfare
Related Place: Tippecanoe River, United States, Lafayette
Keywords: Battle of Tippecanoe, battle, Tippecanoe River, Battle Ground, land warfare, Tippecanoe, Battle of, United States, Shawnee, Lafayette
Town in west-central Indiana, 11 km/7 mi northeast of Lafayette; population (2000) 1,300; (2007 est) 1,400. The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought here
(tĭp´´ӘkӘnō'), river, c.170 mi (270 km) long, rising in the lake district of NE Ind. and flowing SW to the Wabash River, near Lafayette. U.S. Gen. W