13. A thousand warriors await you

2019-11-14T01:28:45+00:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 1791     Fort Washington (Present day Cincinnati, Ohio) Since the defeat of General Harmar and Colonel Hardin's forces in October 1790, attacks on white settlers increased with a vigor.   On Janary 2, 1791, just 30 miles north of the Marietta Settlement where the Ohio Company [...]

12. A promise of things to come.

2019-11-04T23:46:56+00:00November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

May 23, 1791    Wea tribal villages near the Wabash Following the terrible defeat of General Harmar at the hands of the Miami, Shawnee, and other confederation tribes of the Northwest, attacks began once again in earnest against the Pennsylvania and Kentucky frontiers.  Again, an outcry [...]

11. Battle of the Pumpkin Fields

2019-11-04T23:08:18+00:00October 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 22, 1790       Near Kekionga Colonel Hardin, in advance of General Harmar, had now discovered well over one thousand Native Americans camped at Kekigonga.  Mostly Shawnee and Miami under the leadership of Blue Jacket and Little Turtle.   Hardin returned General Harmar and received permission [...]

10. These Indians aren’t going to fight

2019-10-20T20:55:33+00:00October 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 19 & 20, 1790  Maumee River Valley The army consisting of a few companies of regular and over one thousand militia under the overall command of General Harmar had reached the Maumee area by late October.  On the 19th, Colonel Hardin provided a vanguard with [...]

9. Old, infirmed, or just boys

2019-10-04T20:21:34+00:00October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

September 30, 1790     Fort Washington ( site of current city of Cincinnati ) Following the failed treaty of Fort Harmar, the native tribes from the Auglaize River region and Kekionga, the hub of the western confederacy under Little Turtle, stepped up their incursions by driving [...]

8. The Great Spirit will give us words”

2019-09-22T17:30:03+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

January 1789    Fort Harmar, Marietta, Northwest Territory (Ohio) The majority of the tribes who had been formerly in the British interest, and have been threatened, forced out, or bought out by the Americans have now gathered into towns at the mouth of the Maumee River.  [...]

7. Death on the Ohio

2019-09-08T19:54:09+00:00September 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

April, 1787   Ohio River near mouth of Great Miami The Treaty at Fort Finney in January 1786 was the third in line of a group of treaties know as the "Conquest Treaties."  They were designed to strip the Native American tribes in the Ohio Country of [...]

6. Logan’s Raid

2019-09-08T19:09:27+00:00August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 6, 1786      Shawnee Town of Mackachack, Mad River, Ohio Country Since the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783 by representatives of Great Britian  and the newly formed United States, instead of a restoration of peace, tensions between the settlers [...]

5. The Seven Ranges

2019-08-12T20:41:22+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On May 27, 1785, the Confederation Congress of the United States of America passed the Land Ordinance Act of 1785.  This act was determined to be the means by which congress would survey, sell,and settle the lands they "won by conquest" from the Native American tribes [...]

4. You may hunt there “for now.”

2019-07-28T17:47:01+00:00July 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

April 1785 In late October 1784, a Treaty was held with the Iroquois at Fort Stanwix.   This was done in a manipulative fashion and without the consent of Joseph Brant and his tribal confederacy.  As a result of this, the Oneida, some Cayuga, and Tuscaroras were [...]