Little Turtle, 1747?-1812

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Little Turtle, or Mihšihkinaahkwa (in Miami-Illinois) (b. c. 1747-d. July 14, 1812), was a chief of the Miami people, and one of the most famous Native American military leaders of his time. He led his followers in several major victories against United States forces in the 1790s during the Northwest Indian Wars, also called Little Turtle's War. In 1791, they defeated General St. Clair, who lost 900 men, the most decisive loss by the US against Native American forces ever.
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creatorOf William L. Clements Library. James McHenry papers, 1777-1832. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn More family. Papers, 1836-1953. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966,. U. S. History mss, 1612-1977. Indiana University
referencedIn Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813. Draper manuscripts: Tecumseh papers, 1811-1931. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hinde, Thomas S. (Thomas Spottswood), 1785-1846. Draper manuscripts: Thomas Spottswood Hinde papers, 1807-1845. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection, 1784-1828 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Edgerton, Alfred P. (Alfred Peck), 1813-1897. Why Indians are now to be permitted to vote under certain conditions : in the land, erstwhile, of the Miamis and of the Pottawatomies letter, [1881?]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Anthony Wayne family papers, Wayne, Anthony, family papers, 1681-1913 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection, 1802-1815 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn James McHenry papers, McHenry, James papers, 1777-1832 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Hinde, Thomas S. (Thomas Spottswood), 1785-1846. person
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associatedWith Stickney, Benjamin Franklin, 1775-1857 person
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Death 1812

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