Bicentennial of Battle of Tippecanoe Nov. 5-7

Battle Ground, Indiana (AP) October 2011

The bicentennial of the Battle of Tippecanoe will be observed next month with guided tours of the battlefield, military drills, historic re-enactions and other events at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park and Prophetstown State Park.

The battle 200 years ago near the confluence of the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers northeast of Lafayette pitted 1,000 U.S. soldiers under the direction of territorial Gov. William Henry Harrison against a confederation of at least 13 tribes under the direction of the Shawnee leader known as “The Prophet.” Thirty-seven Americans soldiers and an unknown number of Native Americans died.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says events beginning the weekend of Nov. 5-6 will culminate with a ceremony and wreath-laying on Monday, Nov. 7, at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park.




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