Lafayette, IN Historic Real Estate: Tippecanoe Battlefield Monument Battle Ground, Indiana
The ground for the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park was purchased and donated to the state of Indiana by John Tipton in 1836 to preserve the site of the Battle of Tippecanoe that was fought in 1811.
The Battle of Tippecanoe is regarded by many historians as the opening battle of the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain. Native American forces, led by The Prophet, attacked the U.S. Army and militia troops under the command of General William Henry Harrison on a plateau near the Tippecanoe River before dawn on November 7, 1811.
Harrison's troops prevailed and settlers in the Old Northwest Territory held Britain responsible for supplying arms out of Canada to the Native American forces.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield Park operates an interpretive museum, nature center, hiking trails, and is surrounded by 200 year old plus oak trees that were around when the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought.
The white granite obelisk was finished and dedicated in 1908; a heraldic eagle stands guard at the battlefield site gate.
Historic Battle Ground, Indiana is located about seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana off State Highway 43 North. The grounds are open daily during the summer and contain deeply shaded areas perfect for picnics. Burnett's Creek offers wading to cool off on a hot summer day, and the adventurous can hike the Wabash Heritage Trail all the way back to Lafayette along scenic Burnett's Creek and the Wabash River.
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