From Ohio History Central
In 1811, the Battle of Tippecanoe was a significant defeat for Tecumseh's Native-American Confederation.
Tecumseh and the Prophet, also known as Tenskwatawa, were the American names of two Shawnee Indians. They also were brothers. During the early 1800s, they devised separate plans to deal with the white settlers flooding onto their land. According to the Prophet, the Master of Life told him that the Indians must give up all white customs and products. If they rejected these items and returned to traditional ways, the Master of Life would reward them by driving the white settlers from the Indians' land. Tecumseh believed, if the natives put aside their traditional differences and worked together, that they would be able to stop white encroachment onto the Indians' land. Tecumseh's Confederation became linked with his brother's religious movement.
While Tecumseh's confederation was weakened after the Battle of Tippecanoe, Harrison's fortunes increased as he became known as "Old Tippecanoe." Many years later, he used his reputation as a successful Indian fighter to run for President of the United States. His campaign slogan was "Tippecanoe and Tyler too!"