New Light on Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit: The Springwells Neighborhood and the War of 1812
During the War of 1812, numerous battles unfolded along the Detroit River between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. The fortified settlement of Detroit was a central focus of British and American military activity. Many other locations in the Detroit theater of this conflict were important as well, including the European farmlands and old Native village locations along the river above and below Detroit. This poster focuses on the Springwells neighborhood of southeast Detroit and its role in shaping the initial British invasion of Detroit and the conclusion of hostilities with Native American participants in the Springwells Treaty of 1815. We present historical highlights of this strategic location in the period before the war, its role during the War and the continuing importance of Historic Fort Wayne for Springwells neighborhood and Detroit today. Our presentation emphasizes the need for further protection, funding and interpretation of this important national landmark.
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New Light on Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit: The Springwells Neighborhood and the War of 1812. Terri Renaud, Thomas W. Killion, Kat E Slocum. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441726)
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