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In memory ofall the American Indianswho gave their lives at thisplace, including members ofthe following tribes.Chippewa OttawaDelaware PotawatamiMiami ShawneeMingo WyandotDedicatedAugust…
According to fellow World War II veteran and US Senator Bob Dole,
Roger T. Durbin was "the public persona- the beacon- of the drive to
build a National World War II Memorial in out nation's capital&…
Where, on August 20, 1794
General Wayne decisively
defeated the Indians and
British; thereby opening
much of the Northwest
to the whites.
The British constructed Fort Miamis at the foot of the Maumee River rapids to challenge U.S. General Anthony Wayne and his Legionnaires marching through the Ohio country in 1794.
Besides preventing a U.S. advance on British-controlled Detroit, th…
Desperate to break the British and American Indian siege of Fort Meigs, General William Henry Harrison ordered 800 Kentucky Militia under Colonel William Dudley to cross the Maumee River and destroy the British batteries.
After seizing the enemy …
Site of Fort Miami
Erected 1680 - the oldest
fortified trading post in
the Mid-west. Here flew
the flags of France, 1680;
Great Britain, 1760; and
the United States, 1796.
In the spring of 1813, British troops returned to the site of Fort Miamis to again ally with a determined American Indian Confederacy struggling to expel American settlers from their homeland. The British successfully landed troops and artillery a…
After U.S. victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794, the retreating American Indians fled to Fort Miamis. But the British troops - betraying earlier assurances - denied their Indian allies access to the fort.
U.S. troops advance…
British Troops constructed Fort Miamis on the banks of the Maumee River between April and August of 1794 with the help of local American Indians. Fort Miamis featured four bastions, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings a…
The Maumee River Rapids, made of exposed limestone bedrock, is an alvar, a habitat found only in Europe and here in the Great Lakes region. Alvars are rocky ledges with cycles of flooding and seasonal low water. Plants and animals live on the lime…