Battle Of Wabash Battle Analysis

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When we look at Native American conflicts with the United States we often see references to Sitting Bull and the Battle of Little Bighorn with Custer’s last stand but there is a battle that was more devastating and more impacting to the U.S. government that history seems to have forgotten. That battle is the Battle of Wabash that happened in the early stages of our country in the year of 1791. This battle would be a crucial point in our young countries history and the way we would have to overcome the issue of the Indian wars that would continue for another 100 years. The Battle of Wabash or often called St. Clair’s defeat was fought on November 4, 1791 in the Northern Territory of what would be modern day Ohio between the West Confederacy of American Indians and the U.S. army. Most of the tribes who made up the confederacy fought on the side of the British in the Revolutionary War and were left behind when the British were defeated. (Feng 2014) Since the U.S. won the war they claimed all the lands of the tribes that sided with the British and treated the tribes as a defeated nation. This would cause the U.S., who was in massive debt, to try and sell the land of the …show more content…
Army’s greatest defeat to American Indians it would also be a loss for the Indians in the long run. Just like the defeat of Custer at Little Bighorn the U.S. Army would come back stronger and eventually win the war. So even this was the Native Americans proudest moment in history it is often looked over for a more romanced version of Custer last stand due to American Government hiding its shame in the history books. The Battle of Wabash would see the founding of a lot of how our government operates and how they approach situations with the first use of an executive branch investigate and the first meeting of the United States Cabinet. This goes to show you that the victor writes

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