This Has Been Named the ‘Most Important’ Event in Indiana History
When you think back on Indiana's history, what would you say is the most important event that has occurred in the state?
Each state has some historical events that have occurred throughout the years. Some are more significant than others. These are events/things like political changes, armed conflict, legal rulings, tragedies, cultural shifts, economic upheavals, ecological episodes, and scientific breakthroughs. All of which had a major impact on the state's history.
The website, 24/7 Wall St, went through and found the most important event in each state's history. Here's how they did it:
24/7 Tempo reviewed state historical information, research sources, and media reports of significant events throughout U.S. history to determine the most important event in the history of each state.
Most Important Event in Indiana History
So, I asked the question earlier in the article, what would you say is the most important event that has occurred in the state? Have you given it some thought? I thought about it and I realized that Indiana is one of those states that hasn't had too many major historical events. The first thing that came to my mind was that Indiana is where Abraham Lincoln learned the law, which led him to become one of the most influential presidents in history. However, that was not named the most historical event in Indiana's history.
So what is the most important event in Indiana history?
According to 24/7 Wall St, it was the Native American Uprising of 1811 in Tippecanoe. Here's what 24/7 Wall St says about this event:
In the early 19th century, Native American tribes had had enough of white settlers moving into their lands. An organized resistance, brought together by Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, set up a village in Central Indiana. Gov. William Henry Harrison led around 1,100 men to confront them.
Tecumseh’s brother, Tenskwatawa, initially requested a ceasefire, but he broke it and attacked the militia in the early morning. Harrison’s troops endured the attack and eventually forced the native fighters to retreat. Though Harrison lost more troops than the tribes, he developed a reputation as a war hero that eventually helped him get elected president decades later.
Would you have guessed that? I certainly didn't. After reading up on the Battle of Tippecanoe, I vaguely remember learning about it in history class when I was younger. Needless to say, it was a pretty significant event in Indiana's history.
If you found that interesting, you can take a look at the most important event in each state's history by clicking here.