Americans started to settle in the Northwestern territory even after Native Americans protested. In 1790, Native Americans under the command of Miami chief Little Turtle, defeated the U.S. forces under General Josiah Harmar. Then in 1791, Native Americans defeated General Arthur St. Clair’s troops. In 1792 President Washington gave command of the army in the West to General Anthony Wayne. His troop, despite being ill, built multiple forts with supplies. In the middle of 1794, Native Americans & Little Turtle attacked the supplies fort. Wayne's troop burned down Native American's crops in response. After this, the British didn't support the Native Americans, so Little Turtle needed to look for peace. On August 20, 1794, Native Americans fought against the U.S. troops in a place where a tornado had destroyed many trees- hence the name of the battle, The Battle of Fallen Timbers.