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TCHA ID Number2-29(11)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f29i11
TitleTippecanoe Battle Ground, Octbr. 8th, 1869
ContributorsWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Tippecanoe Battle Ground Octbr. 8th 1869." AMs, 3 p. (written on back of preprinted insurance forms)
Description ContinuedThe impassible swamp below the Battleground that existed in 1840 is now a fertile cornfield farmed by Hiram Shaw, whose house stands behind it. Many Indian skeletons have been found during the reclamation of that land. The rock now called "Prophet's Rock" was actually the famous "Rattlesnake den, " while the Prophet during the battle actually adopted a position on the other side of the river, where retreat was easier. That spot is well known, and is on a gentle rise (position described). George Winter paced off the distance from Shaw's house to his barn, which stands near a duck pond G.W. also noticed in 1840. Solomon Shaw now lives on the farm on the site of Prophet's Town, and he gave G.W. an axe blade and lead bar found at that spot.
SubjectsTippecanoe Battlefield (Battle Ground, Ind.)
Shaw, Hiram
Indians of North America
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Date of Original1869
Extent of Original3 p. ; 33 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized8/07/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c68w3b8s