“This expidition,” wrote Lieutenant Charles Larrabee, "is against the tribes of Indians who are under the prophet and tecumcy."
While the nation celebrates the Lincoln bicentennial, 2009 also represents the two century-mark of another important event in the state where the President spent his boyhood. In 1809, Governor William Henry Harrison struck a monumental land deal with a consortium of native peoples. The Treaty of Fort Wayne, also known as “The Ten O’clock Line Treaty,” conferred three million acres of land to the settlers.
Tippecanoe, was established in the eighteenth century. It was at the junction of the Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers, just seven miles north of Lafayette.