First American standing army, formed after the Revolutionary war, for the express purpose of waging war on Native Americans and their confederacies. Called "Legion of the United States" and built on Roman legionary model.
5,120 total strength. Composed of four sub-legions, each commanded by a lieutenant colonel. Sub-legions were self-contained units with two battalions of infantry, a rifle battalion (light infantry skirmishers armed with Pennsylvania long rifles to screen the infantry), a troop of dragoons and a battery of artillery.
A response to St. Clair's defeat and the inadequacy of State Militias.
US army met the Indians in the forest near present-day Toledo, Ohio. After a short, pitched battle, the Indians realized they were up against a superior force and ran. Prior, US had seized and fortified every significant portage point and river junction in the territory. Realizing this, the British closed off Fort Detroit and let the US cut down the retreating Indians.
Third Treaty of San Ildefonso
William Henry Harrison signs treaty with various Indian tribes for Illinois and parts of Indiana.
General Harrison leads an army to Prophets town for "peace envoy." Nervous, the Prophet orders pre-emptive attack. Fails to defeat Harrison, retreats. Harrison burns down Prophetstown.
US invade across Niagra river but are stopped. Major General Isaac Brock of the British is killed.
William Clark join's what is now referred to as "Wayne's Legion" to fight Indians on frontier.
Alexander Mackenzie, a Scottish explorer, travels from Alberta territory over Rockies, and to Pacific Ocean at B.C.
Meriwether Lewis gets in drunken altercation with a Lieutenant on September 24th, 1795. He is court-martialed on November 6th.
At armory in Harper's Ferry.
Lewis finally meets up with Clark in Indiana after writing recruitment letter to him on June 19th.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on their Louisiana Expedition from St. Louis Missouri.
Private Moses Reed deserts camp on August 3rd, 1804. Drouillard brings him back to camp on August 18. He stands trial and is sentences to 500 lashes.
Of burst appendix. Only death of the expedition.
Expedition reaches "End of the Known World" at the end of the Missouri River in modern day North Dakota, builds Fort Mandan.
A council meets with the Shoshone, during which Sacagawea learns the fate of her family and reveals that Cameahwait is her brother. Lewis and Clark successfully negotiate for horses for passage over the Rocky Mountains. They buy 29 horses for packing or eating with uniforms, rifles, powder, balls, and a pistol. They also hire Shoshone guide Old Toby.
Explores south-west area of Louisiana Purchase
American militia are wiped out in large pitched battle with Shawnee / Delaware army. Largest Indian victory of US forces
United States defeats Tecumseh and the Northwest Confederacy at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. William Henry Harrision leads the US army, William Clark is present.
Treaty of Greenville is negotiated between the United States and all of the Indian tribes of the area. Tecumseh refuses to attend.
Tenskwatawa has his first vision, becoming "The Prophet" instead of just "Noisy Rattle."
In response to Treaty of Ft. Wayne, Tecumseh begins hostilities against white settlers.
In August 1810, Tecumseh led four hundred armed warriors from Prophetstown to confront Harrison at his Vincennes home, Grouseland.
Tecumseh met with Indiana Governor William Henry Harrison to demand the rescission of land purchase treaties the US had forced on the Shawnee and other tribes. Harrison refused.
Isaac Brock, Tecumseh's British ally who advocated him as equal party in the war, is killed in Battle of Queenston Heights. Without Brock, the British leave Tecumseh out to dry.