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Fallen Timbers,

battle fought in 1794 between tribes of the Northwest Territory and the U.S. army commanded by Anthony WayneWayne, Anthony,
1745–96, American Revolutionary general, b. Chester co., Pa. Impetuous and hot-headed, Wayne was sometimes known as "mad Anthony," but he was an able general. Early Career

Not inclined toward academic studies, Wayne became a surveyor in 1763.
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; it took place in NW Ohio at the rapids of the Maumee River just southwest of present-day Toledo. The Native American defeat hastened the collapse of indigenous resistance in the area, secured the northwest frontier, and demonstrated the strength of the new national government. The battleground is now the site of a state historical monument.
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Titled The Strategy of Victory, this volume sweeps through the War for Independence from the battles of Lexington and Concord to "Mad" Anthony Wayne's defeat of Ohio Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.
Wayne ultimately vindicated Washington's trust and accomplished what the president wanted, breaking the back of Native resistance at the August 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, and securing both Native and British retreat from the Northwest Territory in the Treaty of Greenville a year later.
Many of the families who defended the British cause in the Revolutionary War were called upon again to volunteer with Caldwell at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794.
Clark was the younger brother of Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark and had himself served in the Army with distinction, including fighting in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. At 33 years of age the redhead from Virginia would share the title with John Shields as the oldest member of the expedition.
Almost every Indian war fought by the US government from the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 to the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890 had its origins in the urge to prise ownership of land from the original occupants, and almost every Indian defeat was followed by a treaty in which they ceded territory to the US government.