With the French gone and British in control of the forts a snarky British General named Amherst dropped a bomb on the Indians. He explained “No more free stuff. No free gifts, no powder, no booze. You Indians, your on your own baby.”
The Indians were triggered by the change. It started a cultopolitical (coined) struggle the Indians never had with the French. There would be unintended consequences.
The Ottawa, Chippewa, Huron, and Potawatomi around Detroit were also lit up and began to demonize the foreign devils. The English responded by increasing the price in beaver fur they charged the Indians for blankets, shirts, jewelry, knives, pans, and paint.
Meanwhile down in Ohio, a Delaware fire breathers hair was on fire, known as the Delaware Prophet . He was an Indian populist and nationalist who wanted to throw off the running dogs from England, and reclaim their land. The Ottawa war chief Pontiac listened to the Prophets nationalist preaching and declared “game on.”
It is now March 1736. The Chickasaw Indians who are allied with the English are disrupting the Mississippi River communication route between Quebec and New Orleans around south of what is now Memphis. Bienville ,the governor of Louisiana, devised a two prong North-South attack. He, Bienville, planned to march north from New Orleans and he ordered both Vincennes and the commandant from Fort de Chartres just south of St. Louis to march south rendezvousing near Toupelo Mississippi. Both were marching to a tortured death at the Battle of Ackia It was the beginning of the end of French influence and control in the region. In 1764 the French commandant left Vincennes. France eventually ceded all French lands east of the Mississippi in peace treaty of 1763. It ended the French and Indian War. It also doomed the free roaming way of life for the Indians in North America.
The 16th Century was quiet in Indiana after the Mississippian Indians left in 1500 A.D.. It wasn't until the mid 17th Century that new Indians began to drift into Indiana. French fur traders also appeared at that time. They used the Wabash River as vital connection between French Canada and The Gulf of Mexico up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
The move from Vincennes to Corydon was supported by political opponents of William Henry Harrison and his political power base in Knox County. They reasoned that by moving the territorial capital southeast it could better serve the ever growing Hoosier population. The capital was moved in 1813. A constitutional convention was held and on December 11, 1816 Indiana became the 19th State in the Union.
The War of 1812 - 1815 was sparked some by the Battle of Tippecanoe . One of the main battles in Indiana was The Battle of Mississinewa in Grant County / Marion, Indiana.
Harrison attempts to break up the Indian Confederacy - 1811. The Indians attack and The Battle of Tippecanoe sets the clock back 20 years between the Americans and the Indians.
A short history reading from Howard Peckham's book Indiana - A History from Chapter 2 Hoosiers:Fighting Pioneers - and comments.
Topics: Anthony Wayne Takes Command of U.S. Army , Ft. Greene Ville, Ft. Defiance, Battle of Fallen Timbers, Treaty of Greenville, Indiana Territory Established
A short history reading from Howard Peckham's book Indiana - A History - Chapter 2 "Hoosiers Fighting Pioneers.
Little Turtle checks the westward migration of the American's in 1791 around the headwaters of the Wabash north of Ft. Jefferson in Ohio.
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book Indiana - A HistoryChapter 2 " Hoosiers-Fighting Pioneers"
Congress passes The land ordinance of 1787 created the Northwest Territory after the land ordinance of 1785 that surveyed the land.
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book Indiana - A History Chapter 2 "Hoosiers - Fighting Pioneers" . George Rogers Clark's early campaigns in the Northwest and Indiana.
A poem reading: John Finley's The Hoosier's Nest written about 1830 and published January 1, 1833, as the carrier's address (distributed as a New Year's greeting) in the Indianapolis Journal.
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book Indiana - A History Chapter 2 "Hoosiers:Fighting Pioneers". The French seed all Louisiana lands east of the Mississippi to the English - 1763.
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book Indiana-A History Chapter 2 "Hoosiers: Fighting Pioneers. The Indians, French, and English begin the establishment of settlements, towns and forts along Indiana's main rivers.
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book - Indiana A History Chapter 2 "Hoosiers:Fighting Pioneers" -
Archaic Period - Woodland Period - Mississippian Period
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book "Indiana - A History" from the end of Chapter 1.
A short reading from Howard Peckham's book "Indiana - A History" from Chapter 1