|The Battle of Tippecanoe|
Well nigh a century has passed sine the battle of Tippecanoe was fought. It wrought immediate and significant changes in the conditions of races and governments for the period that followed, and those results have hound favor and appreciation in the public mind. Many tributes have been paid the brave men who fell on that field, and the American people have recognized the renown won by the heroic leader in that fierce fight. He was taken from successful contests on the field of battle and elevated to the chief office within the gift of man. Affairs of government in which his life performed a potent part, fill many chapters of our Country's history.
Nor does the close of his career mark the end of political events that have gathered impulse and power, or grew in sentiment so generously supplied from the fountain of cherished annals surrounding the name of Tippecanoe.
The year but recently closed renewed and revived the history of that field. Another president is now presiding over the destinies of this Republic, whose warmest personal and party friends refer to the Hero of Tippecanoe with reverence and pride.
Lafayette, Ind., August 1, 1889
The March to Prophet's Town
Incidents of the Battle
Effect of the Battle
Tippecanoe in Politics
The Campaign of 1888
Roll of Companies
Indian Warrior's Reflections
|Illustration of Author
William Henry Harrison
Indian War Dance
Present Site of Prophet's Town
Plan of Tippecanoe Camp
Prophet's Rock and Rattle-Snake Cave
Burnett's Creek and Battle Ground from the West
The Battle Ground, From the Northeast
A Battle-Scarred Oak
"Bold Boyd led on his steady band,
With bristling bayonets burnished bright.
What could their dauntless charge withstand?
What stay the warriors' matchless might?
Rushing amain they cleared the field;
The savage foe constrained to yield
To Harrison, who, near and far
Gave form and spirit to the war."
Battle of Tippecanoe
"Sound, sound the charge ! spur, spur the steed,
And swift the fugitives pursue:
Tis vain: rein in -- your utmost speed
Could not o'ertake the recreant crew.
In lowland marsh, in dell or cave
Each Indian sought his life to save;
Whence peering forth with fear and ire,
He saw his Prophet's town on fire."
W. H. Harrison