1775-1781 Revolutionary War
~ Native Americans side with British after suffering long
series of attacks for Americans.
1787 Northwest Ordinance
1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers (OH)
~ General Anthony Wayne defeats Shawnee, Wyandot,
and other tribes in northwest Ohio.
1795 Treaty of Greenville
~ Chiefs of Indian tribes (involved in Battle of Fallen
Timbers) surrender claims to Ohio Territory and
promise to open it up to settlement.
1796 Public Land Act
~ Procedures set up for dividing and selling "federal"
land at "reasonable prices" against compliance with
1803 Louisiana Purchase
~ nearly triples size of US
more Native American land
is claimed by US.
1811 Battle of Tippecanoe
~ General William Henry Harrison (governor of the
Indiana Territory) destroys Shawnee and ends
Tecumsehs (Indian leader) efforts to form an Indian
1812 War of 1812
~ Tecumseh is killed in Battle of Thames River
1814 The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
~Andrew Jackson defeats the Creek Indians
give up 23,000,000 acres of land in present-day
Georgia and Alabama.