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Battle of Tippecanoe

The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought on November 7, 1811 between the American forces under the command of William Henry Harrison, and Native American warriors under the leadership of Tenskwatawa, commonly referred to as “The Prophet.” Deemed an American victory, the battle had far lasting implications with Native American policy and the approaching conflict known as the War of 1812.

Indiana Division

Allison, Harold. The Tragic Saga of the Indiana Indians. Turner Publishing Company, 1986. (ISLI 970.4 A438T).

Anness, Milford E. Tippecanoe—As the Red Man Saw it—and Fought It. Battle of Tippecanoe Sesquicentennial Committee, Inc, 1961. (ISLO 813 A614T).

Barnhart, John D. Indiana to 1816 : The Colonial Period. Indiana Historical Bureau, 1971. (ISLI 977.2 B262IT).

Beard, Reed. The Battle of Tippecanoe. Hammond Press, 1889. (ISLI 973.51 B368 B4).

Calloway, Colin G. The Shawnees and The War for America. Viking, 2007. (ISLM E83.775.C355 2007).

Cayton, Andrew R.L. Frontier Indiana. Indiana University Press, 1998. (ISLI 977.2 C385F).

Cleaves, Freeman. Old Tippecanoe : William Henry Harrison and His Time. C. Scribner’s Sons, 1939. (ISLI 923 H323C).

Cullum, Earl Owen. Two Men Named Owen. I. Colonel Abraham Owen, Killed at Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811, ll. Lieutenant George W. Owen, Confederate Cavalry Leader. (ISLI 923 0964C).

Dowd, Gregory Evans. A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indiana Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815. John Hopkins University Press, 1992. (ISLM H31 .J6 V.109, No.4).

Drake, Benjamin. Life of Tecumseh, and of his Brother the Prophet : with a Historical Sketch of the Shawanoe Indians. H.M. Relison, 1856. (ISLI 923 T255D 1856).

Edmunds, R. David. Tecumseh and The Quest for Indian Leadership. Pearson Longman, 2007. (ISLI 970.2 E24T 2007).

Edmunds, R. David. The Shawnee Prophet. University of Nebraska Press, 1983. (ISLI 970.2 E24S).

Harrison, William Henry. Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison. 1922. (ISLI 353 I385A V.1).

Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier : Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720 – 1830. (ISLM F495 .H94 1996).

Hurt, R. Douglas. The Indian Frontier, 1763-1846. (ISLM E93 .H95 2002).

Jortner, Adam. The Gods of Prophetstown : The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier. Oxford University Press, 2012. (ISLI 973.51 J82G).

McCoy, Samuel. Tippecanoe : Being a True Chronicle of Certain Passages between David Larrance & Antoinette O’Bannon of the Battle of Tippecanoe in the Indiana Wilderness, and of what Befell Thereafter in Old Corydon and Now First Setforth. Bobbs-Merrill, 1916. (ISLI 813 M131T).

McCullough, Alameda. The Battle of Tippecanoe: Conflict of Cultures. (ISLI 973.5 B336).

Owens, Robert M. Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer : William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indiana Policy. University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. (ISLI 923 H3230).

Owens, Robert M. William Henry Harrison’s Indiana Paternalism and Patriotism on the Frontier 1795-1812. (ISLI 977.2 O97W).

Pirtle, Alfred. The Battle of Tippecanoe. Filson Club Publications, 1900. (ISLI 973.5 P672).

Reid, Richard J. The Battle of Tippecanoe. Stone City Press, 1983. (ISLI 973.51 R358B).

Risher, D.W. Indian in Self-Defense. Carlon & Hollenbeck, 1880. (ISLI 970.5 R595I).

Sugden, John. Tecumseh’s Last Stand.(ISLI 970.2 S947T).

Tucker, Glenn. Tecumseh : Vision of Glory. Bobb-Merrill, 1956. (ISLI 923 T255T).

Tunnell, Harry D. To Compel with Armed Force : A Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Tippecanoe. Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1998.

White, George Fauntleroy. Sketch of the Life of Colonel Isaac White, of Vincennes, Indiana. Killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe, November 7, 1811. Gibson Bros, 1889.

White, Richard. The Middle Ground : Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. (ISLI 977 W587M).

The Tippecanoe Battle-Field Monument : A History of the Association Formed to Promote the Enterprise, the Action of Congress and the Indiana Legislature, the Work of the Commission and the Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monument. Tippecanoe Battle-Field Monument Commission, 1909. (ISLI 973.51 T595R).


Augustine, John. “The Battle Forest.” Press of American Bank Note Co., 1890. (ISLO 811 No. 157.

Durkee, Marshall S and William B Calhoun. “Land to Soldiers – Old Fourth Regiment : (To Accompany Bill H.R. no. 245). Blair & Rives, Printers, 1840.

Smith, Benjamin Wilson. “Sketch of the Battle of Tippecanoe, Fought No. 7, 1811.” (ISLO 973.51 No. 5).

Tipton, John. “Journal of John Tipton; Tippecanoe Battle Campaign, 1811.” (ISLO 973.51 No. 4).

“A Brief Sketch of the Life and Public Services of William Henry Harrison…: With a Succinct Account of the Battles of Tippecanoe and the Thames: Compiled from Official Documents.” T. and C. Wood, 1835. (ISLO 923 H323 No. 26).

“Books and Magazine Articles on Battle of Tippecanoe, Battle of the River Basin, Battle of the Thames.” Louisville Free Public Library, 1913. (ISLO 16 No. 22).


National Archives and Records Administration. Muster Rolls and Payrolls…Battle of Tippecanoe Nov. 1811. (Genealogy Microfilm).

United States Adjutant-General’s Office. Pay Rolls of Militia in the Battle of Tippecanoe. ([G] [f] ISLM 973.5 I39PA).


Battle of Tippecanoe.Indiana—Conservation, Dep’t of—Lands and Water, Div. Of. ([Map Rm-L] ISLZ 912.772 IT11I (1811)).

Graphical Map of the Battle of Tippecanoe Sesquicentennial, August 17 thru 20, 1961. Battle of Tippecanoe Sesquicentennial Committee, Historical Significance Committee. ([Map I] ISLM 973.51 B336G).

Harrison’s March. [Map of South Western Indiana Showing William Henry Harrison’s March from Vincennes to Tippecanoe Battlefield.(ISLO 973.51 No.7).

Tippecanoe Battleground Vicinity. ([Map Rm-s] ISLZ 912.772 IT85T (1885)).


Collection on William Henry Harrison


Contains the letters, certificates, proclamations, speeches, autobiographies, biographical materials, and other materials of William Henry Harrison, the commander of American forces at the Battle of Tippecanoe and the 9th president of the United States.

Ephraim Jordan Correspondence and Papers

S 2190

Contains the correspondence, ration orders, reports, orders, and other various documents of Ephraim Jordan, who was the Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 1st Regiment of the Knox County Militia, which served in the Battle of Tippecanoe.

William Prince Correspondence and Papers

S1084, OB1

Contains the correspondence, documents, and other various documents of William Prince, who served in the Indiana militia as a captain during the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Isaac Naylor Papers

S 1009

Contains correspondence, writings, and speeches of Isaac Naylor, who participated in the establishment of Fort Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe. The collection also has undated historical sketches directly related to the battle.

Draper Collection.

Tecumseh Papers. Microfilm.

Jonathan Jennings Papers.


Contains the letters and correspondence of Jonathan Jennings, Indiana’s first governor after being admitted to the union.

John Tipton Papers.


Contains the correspondence of John Tipton, who served with the “Yellow Jackets” during the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Lasselle Collection


Contains the papers, correspondence, and other documents of the Lasselle Family, who were involved with numerous parts of 19th Century Indiana history, including the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Links to Other Resources:

Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Battlefield:

IND JD 9/29/2021