Waynedale History

The Miami Nation was presented to the Fort Wayne Quest Club on October 29, 1993 by William R. Clark: Tecumseh's power peaked perhaps 15 years after war Chief Little Turtle vowed to make peace. The British allied themselves with Tecumseh, but making war against a vastly superior military force proved to be an exercise in futility. On the other hand, Little Turtle more narrowly focused on the wellbeing and future of his Miami tribe and did not buy into Tecumseh's view of a collective Native...

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During WW II, the Army of the United States had a very unique unit among its ranks. The "Pack Artillery." At the outbreak of WW II, the U.S. army was totally unprepared to take on Hitler's fighting troops. The German army had trained for years to fight on the mountains and in the snow of Europe. Washington realized it needed a specialized unit of infantry and artillery to combat these troops. Consisting of hand-picked men, unlike the men of infantry, the "Pack" man had to be tall, strong and...

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At the beginning of 1790 George Washington made several more attempts at establishing a military presence at Kekionga (Fort Wayne). After War Chief Little Turtle totally defeated three of General Hamar's armies, in four years, President Washington sent General St. Clair towards Kekionga with about 1,600 men and eight artillery pieces. Little Turtle's scouts carefully monitored St. Claire's army while him and his son-in-law, William Wells trained approximately 1,400 Native American warriors in...

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