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Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign along the Ohio River

 

In the years from 1784 to 1789, the Shawnee and Miami Indians of Kentucky routinely raided along the Ohio River and the settlements to the north. During those years, more than 1,500 settlers had been killed and yet no declaration of war was made nor was there an organized military defense mounted to stop the deadly raids.

Finally, in 1789, President George Washington contacted Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory, (at that time the Northwest Territory of the U.S. was the northeastern portion of the continent) and inquired of him if he was of the opinion that the Indians...



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