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Battle Ground, Indiana: Prophet's Rock

Prophet, a leader of the Shawnee, sat on a big rock and sang a magic song to defeat the army of William Henry Harrison. It didn't work. Today the rock has its own little park and monument.

Prophets Rock Rd, Battle Ground, IN
From downtown Battle Ground, drive west three-quarters of a mile on Prophets St./Prophets Rock Rd. You'll see a tiny parking lot on the right, with the rock nearby.
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Prophet's Rock

The actual Prophet's Rock is in the woods behind the DAR monument. The path from the parking lot is a walking trail. It does not go directly to the rock formation, but there are little openings that you can climb through to stand in the clearing around Prophet's Rock.

[Brittany Lock, 01/13/2020]

Prophet's Rock.

Tippecanoe Battle Memorial: W.H. Harrison

A memorial to the fallen of the battle of Tippecanoe, where (then General, later President) William Henry Harrison battled Tecumseh.

[Larry, 08/23/2017]

Prophet, a leader of the Shawnee, told his followers to attack the army of future President William Henry Harrison because his spells would shield them from harm. As they went into battle, he sat on a big rock and sang a magic song. The few Shawnee who survived stripped Prophet of his power, and in 1929 the Daughters of the American Revolution put their own rock in front of Prophet's Rock so that travelers would pull off the road and visit it.

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