Review: The Lovers' Exile by Marty Gross

Topics: War of 1812, United States, Native Americans in the United States Pages: 1 (285 words) Published: September 26, 2013
The Treaty of Greenville was signed at Fort Greenville , present day Greenville, Ohio, on August 3rd, 1795, between a partnership of Native Americans & Frontiers Men, known as the Western Confederacy, and the Native Americans following a loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. It put an end to the Northwest Indian War. The U.S, led by General Wayne, won the Battle of Fallen Timbers. In exchange for goods worth $20,000, the Native Americans gave large parts of modern day Ohio, the future downtown Chicago, the Fort Detroit area, Maumee Ohio area, and the lower Sandusky area.

The Indian Confederacy of Tecumseh was a group of Native Americans in the Old Northwest area that started forming around the 19th century around the teachings of Prophet. Over many years they started to grow and included several thousand warriors. Tecumseh, brother of Prophet, became the leader as early as 1808. Considered a threat from the U.S, a strike launched by the U.S lead to the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Led by Tecumseh they went to war with the U.S between Tecumseh’s War and the War of 1812. The confederation broke apart after the death of Tecumseh in 1813.

The battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815. It was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, led by General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British army trying to seize New Orleans and the vast territory obtained by the Louisiana Purchase. The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on December 24th 1814 and was ratified by the U.S senate on February 16th 1815. However the war wasn’t put to an end until late February. This battle is known as the greatest land victory of the war.
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