War of 1812

The outbreak of the War of 1812 brought open warfare to the Ohio country, including scalping raids by Indians encouraged and supplied by the British.

MOUNT VERNON -- It’s unfortunate that relatively little of the Knox County area’s American Indian history was preserved.

The obvious reason is that the early White settlers were taking over land once occupied by natives, and little thought was given to preserving information about the displaced people. An additional complication is that this process happened through a period of intermittent warfare from the 1700s into the 1800s.