This is the gripping story of the Tippecanoe campaign of 1811: `The prophet's battle'.
It was a conflict born out of festering tensions inscribed by the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville, which had concluded the Northwestern Indian War and attempted to prevent white settlers' encroaching onto newly defined Indian territories.
For 16 years there had been peace, but in 1811 the number of settlers in the Ohio territory had swollen from 3,000 to 250,000.
War was again coming to the North West. Within these pages John F. Winkler explores the dramatic build up to the conflict as `The Prophet' Tenskatawa and his brother Tecumseh rallied the tribes to drive back the American settlers once and for all.
Through superb illustrations and maps, Winkler provides a clear view of the intense fighting that followed at Tippecanoe and the true impact that it would come to have on the War of 1812.