“Where Two Cultures Clashed”
It seems hard to believe that a wooded area seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana, played such a major role in American history. Yet it was on this spot the Native Americans lost their grip on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years. It was also on this spot some years later that a gathering took place that helped launch the modern political campaign. That wooded area is the Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark that attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually to northern Tippecanoe County. Explore the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe. Explore the grounds where the conflict occurred. Visit vivid museum displays and discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers. Walk the battle ground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved.
My kids (ages 20, 13, 11) all found different parts of this museum very interesting. The museum gives both the Native American and the settlers' perspectives which was helpful to have a well-rounded view of the events which happened there. Excellent!
Paying respect to the native Americans last hope of negotiating a way to survive. Great history.
We stopped at the museum, gift shop, and explored the grounds. The museum is small but informative. It was a good place to stretch your legs and learn a bit of history.
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Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
- Sun - Tue, Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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