From Ohio History Central
Text replacement - "Greeneville" to "Greenville"
<p>In 1792, President George Washington appointed Wayne as the commander of the United States Army of the Northwest, and appointed him to serve in the Northwest Territory, where he created a militia called The Legion which underwent merciless training and drills. The major objective of The Legion was to protect Anglo-American settlers from American Indian attacks and to forcibly push native peoples out of Ohio Country to pave the way for expansion. Josiah Harmar and Arthur St. Clair had both been defeated at the hands of Ohio's American Indians in previous years, and Washington hoped that Wayne would prove to be more successful. To help defend the frontier, Wayne ordered the construction of several forts, including Fort Recovery, Fort Defiance, and Fort Greene Ville. The construction of these forts and the degree of Anglo-American activity in Ohio made American Indian leaders suspicious and nervous, and an American Indian Confederacy actively fought against settlers’ expansion onto their land. To ease their fears, the American Indians' British allies constructed Fort Miami on the Maumee River. During 1794, Wayne moved against the American Indians and on August 20, 1794, the two forces met at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Wayne's men drove the American Indian forces from the battlefield.</p>
<p>Thirty-three Anglo-American soldiers were killed and roughly one hundred wounded, while the American Indians lost approximately twice that number. Blue Jacket, leader of the Shawnee Nation, and his men retreated to Fort Miami, hoping the British would provide protection and assistance against Wayne's army; the British refused and Wayne followed the American Indians to the fort. Upon his arrival, Wayne ordered the British to evacuate the Northwest Territory, but the British commander refused and Wayne decided to withdraw to Fort Greene Ville.</p>
<p>For the next year, Wayne stayed at Fort Greene Ville, negotiating a treaty with Ohio's American Indians. After their disastrous defeat at Fallen Timbers, American Indians realized that they were at a serious disadvantage with the settlers because of Britain's refusal to support them and the settlers steadily encroaching on their land. On August 3, 1795, the Treaty of
Greeneville was signed. Representatives from the Miamis, Wyandotte, Shawnee, Delaware, and other American Indian nations agreed to move to the northwestern part of what is present-day Ohio. In doing so, they left behind their lands south and east of the agreed upon boundary. Not all American Indians, however, concurred with the treaty, and bloodshed continued in the region for the next twenty years as Anglo-American settlers and American Indians struggled for control of the region.</p>