On August 20, 1794, an American army commanded by Anthony Wayne defeated an American Indian force led by Blue Jacket of the Shawnee at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. With this victory, American Indians living in the western portion of modern-day Ohio knew that they had to sue for peace. On August 3, 1795, leaders of Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Ottawa, Miami, Eel River, Wea, Chippewa, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Piankashaw, and Kaskaskia formally signed the Treaty of Greenville. They agreed to relinquish all claims to land south and east of a boundary that began roughly at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. It ran southward to Fort Laurens and then turned westward to Fort Loramie and Fort Recovery. It then turned southward to the Ohio River. These maps depict the territory affected by the treaty. Ohio Historical Society Image SA1039AV_B01F05_006_001 (left) SA1039AV_B01F05_019 (right).
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