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St. Clair's Defeat, or the Battle of a Thousand Slain


In 1791, a confederation of Native American tribes destroyed about half of the American army. The catalyst for that conflict was a lengthy period in which unfair treaties, biased against native peoples, were all too common.

circa 1770: Arthur St. Clair (1734-1818). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, 18th century, American history, Native Americans, Native American history, military history, American Revolution


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