Northwest Ordinance

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Once settlers began to move into the Northwest Territory, the
(Kickapoo and Illinois in the southern part, the Potawatomi, Miami, and Chippewa in the central part, and the Ottawa, Winnebago, and Sauk-Fox in the northern part of the territory) living there began to . These tribes were semi-nomadic who followed . The white settlers could not understand why they needed so much .

Several battles were fought. After the American army won the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, the Indian tribes signed with the U.S. government. In the early 1800’s, , a young Shawnee chief, dreamed of regaining these lands. He traveled around the country, rallying the to fight. He wanted to make the River the border between the white man and the Indian. While away, Tenskwatawa, Tecumseh’s brother, led an attack against General William Henry Harrison and . This was the end of the movement for an Indian nation.