Tippecanoe Battlefield

Also known as: Tippecanoe Battlefield State Memorial
7 mi. NE of Lafayette on IN 225, Lafayette, Indiana



In response to the efforts of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and his brother, The Prophet, to unite the Indian Nations of the Northwest and Southwest Territories to resist American expansion, Governor of the Indiana Territory William Henry Harrison led a force of about 1,000 men to the Shawnee settlement at the Great Clearing, where Tippecanoe Creek flows into the Wabash. On November 7, 1811, Harrison's army defeated the Shawnee led by The Prophet and sacked their village, in the process destroying all hope that Tecumseh had for an Indian confederacy. The American victory here was also an important cause of the the second war with Britain (1812-1815). -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Battle site
Current function
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 2
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 3