Battle of Tippecanoe . He was shot through both thighs and fell; still continuing to encourage them, he was raised up, and received [another] ball through his body, which put an immediate end to his existence.". google_ad_width = 728; During the War of 1812, Indiana Territory was home to several conflicts between the United States territorial government and partisan Native American forces backed by the British in Canada. Running low on ammunition and with the rising sun revealing their inferior numbers, the warriors began retreating back to Prophetstown. The army reached the site of modern Terre Haute, Indiana on October 3 where they camped and built Fort Harrison while they waited for supplies to be delivered. Fought primarily over white expansion into Indian territory, the battle lasted approximately one day with the United States securing victory. Other western governors called for action, Willie Blount of Tennessee called on the government to "purge the camps of Indians of every Englishmen to be found..." Acting on popular sentiment, the War Hawks in Congress passed resolutions condemning the British for interfering in American domestic affairs. Andrew Jackson . With the army resupplied, Harrison resumed his advance to Prophetstown on October 29. google_ad_width = 728; Harrison rejected his demands and insisted that the tribes could have individual relations with the United States. Although existing accounts are unclear about exactly how the battle began, Harrison's sentinels encountered advancing warriors in the pre-dawn hours of November 7. While the Winnebago agitated for an attack, Tenskwatawa consulted the spirits and decided launch a raid designed to kill Harrison. The reinforced line in the south held, while a charge from Daveiss' dragoons broke the back of the northern attack. In an 1810 meeting with Harrison, he demanded that Harrison nullify the treaty and warned that Americans should not attempt to settle the lands sold in the treaty. Though the Battle of Tippecanoe is not actually in the War of 1812 it is viewed as the catalyst for the war. The Battle of Tippecanoe was a serious blow to Tecumseh's dream of a confederacy. Students create a play about President James Madison, and analyze the meaning of the Star Spangled Banner source. It was then that Tenskwatawa supposedly placed the curse of Tippecanoe on Harrison. Harrison negotiated numerous land cession treaties with American Indians, including the Treaty of Fort Wayne on September 30, 1809, in which Miami, Pottawatomie, Lenape and other tribal leaders sold 3,000,000 acres (approximately 12,000 km²) to the United States. In their meetings with Harrison immediately following the battle, several tribal leaders claimed his influence was destroyed, and in some accounts that he was being persecuted. Leaderless and with their small caliber rifles having difficulty in stopping the onrushing Native Americans, the Yellow Jackets began falling back.