Laws & Policies
Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site was established by Public Law 106-164 on December 9, 1999. The national historic site consists of three separate areas:
• the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, site of a 1794 battle between the United States military and a confederacy of American Indians backed by the British
• the Fallen Timbers Monument, erected in 1929 to commemorate the battle
• the site of Fort Miamis, a British fort used during the 1794 campaign and again in the War of 1812
Did You Know?
On August 20, 1794, in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Indian warriors closely pursued the soldiers of the front guard of the Legion of the United States until a light infantry skirmish line forced the Indians to seek shelter amid timbers that had been felled a few years before by a tornado.