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In 1792, President George Washington appointed Anthony Wayne as the commander of the United States Army of the Northwest, currently serving in the Northwest Territory. The major purpose of this army was to defend American settlers from Indian attack. Josiah Harmar and Arthur St. Clair had both suffered defeat at the hands of the natives in the previous few years, and Washington hoped that Wayne would prove more successful. In the fall of 1793, Wayne moved against the natives. As they neared the Indians' territory in December 1793, Wayne had his men build Fort Recovery on the site of St. Clair's Defeat in 1791.
This defeat weakened the Native American alliance. Little Turtle believed that the natives had no chance against the Americans and called for peace. Many Indians agreed and returned to their homes. Others remained to fight, and the leadership of the natives fell to Blue Jacket. Wayne defeated them at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794.
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