Battle at Horseshoe Bend

A forgotten battle from a forgotten campaign in a forgotten war.

By 1812, there was conflict between the Americans and the British over the “Northwest Territories”, centered in present-day Ohio. Looking to expand westward and drawn by rich farmland and river trade routes, American settlers had begun illegally pouring into this area, to the resentment of the various Native American nations who already lived there. The inevitable result was conflict, as resistance came from a powerful confederation of Natives under the Shawnee war leader Tecumseh.

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