Be a Tourist in Your Backyard - Tippecanoe Battle Commemoration/200th Anniversary
Vacation, Relaxation, Fun; one image that comes into our heads is sand, sun and water. Locals travel south to find their peace and quiet, while adventure, history, arts, entertainment, and more, can be found in our own backyard.
A piece of American history lays 7 miles north of Lafayette-West Lafayette in a wooded area where Native Americans lost their hold on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years in the Battle of Tippecanoe.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark is a site visitors can explore and discover history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers. Walk the battle ground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved.
The 200th Anniversary Commemoration of this great battle is taking place this weekend on November 5th-7th. Guided tours of the Battlefield, military drills and demonstrations by the military reenactors, traditional artisans demonstrating their crafts, and Native American dancing are all part of this wonderful commemoration. In addition, this 200th Anniversary Commemoration will have special events taking place at Historic Prophetstown State Park. Visit and enjoy the nostalgia of times past.
Think, over 200 years ago, a great battle was fought right here in Tippecanoe Count that played in the establishment of the United States. Come and visit this piece of history that is literally in our backyards! For more information visit http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/battlefield.htm