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Contents Prologue: The Eclipse 1. Thrown Away 2.

The gods of Prophetstown : the Battle of Tippecanoe and the holy war for the American frontier

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Grouseland 7. Prophecy 8.

Witchcraft 9. Conspiracies Greenville The warriors fought with words for years; Jortner explains how those warring words were grounded in widely divergent beliefs about the nature and grand plan of the earth's creator. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the cold war eventually went hot with the battle of Tippecanoe in , and indirectly caused the warrior wing of American government to fight British troops in what would become known as the War of When Harrison sought entry to the White House decades later, he cited Tippecanoe as confirmation of his role as a great battlefield general and patriot.

Jortner convincingly demonstrates that nobody won the battle of Tippecanoe—both sides would have been stronger if they had avoided battle. There was a problem adding your email address.

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