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Big Bottom Memorial Park

Named for the broad Muskingum River flood plain, this is the site of a 1791 attack on settlers by American Indians that marked the start of four years of warfare in Ohio.

Visit 

A twelve-foot marble obelisk marks the site of a 1791 attack on settlers that started four years of warfare in Ohio. Average visit time: Allow 30 minutes

History

Named for the broad Muskingum River flood plain, Big Bottom Memorial Park is the site of a raid by about twenty-five Delaware and Wyandot warriors on Ohio Company settlements on January 2, 1791. The American Indians were attempting to halt the encroachment of European-Americans onto their tribal lands. The raid outraged the United States government and led to to four years of bitter warfare, which ended with the defeat of the tribal coalition at the Battle of Fallen Timbers [link to Fallen Timbers site page] and the signing of the Treaty of Green Ville.

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