This map by John Melish shows the region of the United States involved in the War of 1812. The War of 1812 involved British, American, and American Indian forces. Many of the key battles took place in the Great Lakes Region and the Miami participated throughout the war. After the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811, several groups including the Miami met with Tecumseh at the Mississinewa Council to urge him to restrain his warriors. Tecumseh refuses. Official war is declared June 18, 1812. About a month later on July 14th Little Turtle dies at Fort Wayne. As the war intensified in the Great Lakes region the Myaamia decided to join with the British. 300 Myaamia men joined British and Wyandot forces. The War of 1812 is considered to be the very beginning of removal. Many towns were destroyed and people displaced as a result of the conflict, which for the American Indians, ended when the British sued for peace with William Henry Harrison in October of 1813. Ohio Historical Society Image AL06940.
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