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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2019 8:48 p.m. PST

"The Northwest Indian War (17851795), also known as Little Turtle's War and by other names, was a war between the United States and a confederation of numerous Native tribes, with minor support from the British, for control of the Northwest Territory. It followed centuries of conflict over this territory, first among Native American tribes, and then with the added shifting alliances among the tribes and the European powers: France, Great Britain, and their colonials.

Under the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the American Revolutionary War, Great Britain ceded to the U.S. "control" of the Northwest Territory, which was occupied by numerous Native American tribes. Despite the treaty, the British kept forts and policies there that supported the Natives in the Northwest Territories. President George Washington directed the United States Army to halt the hostilities between the Natives and settlers and enforce U.S. sovereignty over the territory. The U.S. Army, consisting of mostly untrained recruits supported by equally untrained militiamen, suffered a series of major defeats, including the Harmar Campaign (1790) and St. Clair's Defeat (1791), which were resounding Native victories. About 1,000 soldiers and militiamen were killed and the United States forces suffered many more casualties than their opponents…."
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FoxtrotPapaRomeo30 May 2019 12:15 a.m. PST

Not all the "North Wests" are the same. Article has a confused picture to depict the conflict (actually a hundred years later -around the time of the the Canadian North West Rebellion or maybe Riel's Rebellion and depicting a North West Mounted Police officer in an Indian village).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2019 11:22 a.m. PST

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