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Battle of Fallen Timbers

The Battle of Fallen Timbers was a conflict between Native American and United States troops that ocurred August 20, 1794. The Native American forces were an alliance of Chippewa, Ottawa, Pottawatomi, Shawnee, Delaware, and Mingo forces led by the Shawnee leader Weyapiersenwah, one of the strongest Native American alliances to date. They had previously achieved several major victories over the United States in a series of insurrections (suspected to have been incited by the British), but when they found themselves face-to-face with a full sized army, they failed to mount an effective resistance. The United States troops, led by General Anthony Wayne, crushed the Native American forces and then proceeded down the Maumee River, razing Native American villages and crops as they went. The defeat led to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville by the Native Americans.