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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 3. Little Turtle’s War (1786–1795)
Chapter 3. Little Turtle’s war (1786–1795)
At Issue

The expansion of white settlement into Kentucky and the Ohio country created a demand for land possessed by Shawnee, Miami, and allied Indian tribes. The U.S. government deemed the Indians, as allies of the British during the American Revolution, to be a conquered people and therefore demanded the cession of certain lands. When the tribes refused, war began.

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