In Indiana of the early 1800s, conflict once again arises between the United States and Great Britain over territory and boundaries. Each side endeavors to gain the support of the Shawnee Indian tribes in the area. Governor William Henry Harrison enlists the aid of Steve Ruddell, whose friendship with the Shawnee chief Tecumseh goes back to childhood. Tecumseh's leadership of the Shawnee is contested by his brother, known as The Prophet, who sides with the British. Tecumseh, who grew up as a childhood playmate of Steve and of Laura McGregor, loves Steve as a brother and hopes to marry Laura. But Laura is in love with Steve. Laura's father, Shayne McGregor, secretly leads local support of the British against the Americans, even though it risks the life and love of his daughter. Everything comes to a head at the battle of Tippecanoe. Written by
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The actual battle of Tippecanoe lasted around two hours, not minutes. The battle started before dawn and ended after the Indians retreated after running low on ammunition. The town of Tippecanoe was not burnt down, the native town was destroyed. The movie only shows Militia in gray uniforms, but there were also Regulars (in blue) and Dragoons (mounted infantry) who played a major role in the battle. Finally, although hand to hand combat was shown, none of the Militiamen had a bayonet on his musket. See more
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