Mississinewa 1812

You never hear very much about the War of 1812 but there was a major battle that took place in Indiana.  It was just south of Ft. Wayne.  The British along with their Indian allies fought an Ohio militia there. It happened after the Brits took over Forts at Mackinac, Dearborn and Detroit which was part of the Northwest Territory (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

The Americans in that area were in in the process of getting rid of all the Native Americans who didn’t want to voluntarily leave their homeland.  William Henry Harrison, otherwise like Andy Jackson, was known as an “Indian killer”. He managed to invade and destroy several Indian villages in the area before the British got involved. Not a great history lesson but the reenactment is pretty dramatic.  Here are some photos.

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