Monday, June 15, 2009
The Fallen Timbers Battle Monument is Mad!
"Mad" Anthony Wayne,
A Kentucky militiaman and an American Indian
What a schizophrenic monument! Manifest Destiny decreed the White Israelites would triumph over the Beringian immigrants ("Indians") and they did. All things considered, every battle has winners and losers. Are we to expect battle monuments across our God-given nation that tells "both sides" of the story? What confusion!
The Fallen Timbers Battle Monument is mad! One side praises the White Settlers, another side memorializes the massacre of White Settlers, another side praises Indians who murdered White people and another side celebrates Pioneers who were able to move onward in peace (thanks to peace through strength).
If that's not dizzying enough, there's a nearby monument in memory of all the Indians who "gave their lives at this place" located next to the
TURKEY FOOT ROCK
ON THIS ROCK ACCORDING TO TRADITION, CHIEF TURKEY FOOT OF THE OTTAWA INDIANS RALLIED HIS WARRIORS DURING THE BATTLE OF FALLEN TIMBERS. HERE HE WAS KILLED. AND FOR MANY YEARS TRIBESMEN MADE OFFERINGS OF TOBACCO ON THIS ROCK TO APPEASE THE GREAT SPIRIT.
In Memory of American Indians [photos]
You would think the legendary Turkey Foot Rock would have been demolished by the victors.
The Turkey Foot Rock and Indian monument are directly across from a monument to the White soldiers who defeated them:
ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF FALLEN TIMBERS IN UNMARKED
GRAVES, REST THE BRAVE SOLDIERS OF GENERAL
ANTHONY WAYNE'S LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES
AND THE KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS, WHO WERE KILLED
ON AUGUST 20, 1794, IN THE VICTORIOUS CONFLICT
WITH THE INDIANS AND THEIR BRITISH ALLIES.
THE GREENVILLE TREATY
To General Anthony Wayne who organized the “Legion of the United States” by order of President Washington and defeated Chief Little Turtle’s warriors here at Fallen Timbers August 20, 1794. This victory led to the Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1795. Which opened much of the present state of Ohio to white settlers.
The Greenville Treaty [photo]
IN MEMORY OF THE WHITE SETTLERS
Indian Warfare [photo]
ONWARD IN PEACE
TO THE PIONEERS OF OHIO
AND THE GREAT NORTHWEST
THE BATTLE OF FALLEN TIMBERS
TO CHIEF LITTLE TURTLE AND HIS BRAVE INDIAN WARRIORS
Chief Little Turtle, Fallen Timbers [photo]
Fallen Timbers Battle Monument
About the Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Fallen Timbers, Maumee, Ohio (photos and commentary)
Reflections on Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (Manifest Destiny discussed)
Does The Bible Teach There Were Human Prototypes?