1811: Tecumseh and his American Indian Confederacy defeat William Henry Harrison in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Tecumseh and his men continue on and defeat the Americans at Fort Mackinac. These two defeats convince the United States that Great Britain was aiding the Indians in their conquests. Much of America now wants war with Britain. The Indians then burned the city of Brownstown, despite being outnumbered 5 to 1 by the Americans.
1812: Britain orders that America recognize the nation of the Indian Confederacy, or war. America decides to declare war on Britain and sends soldiers under William Hull to defeat the British and the American Indians. Hull's army of 25,000 crosses border into British Canada, advancing toward Thames. Despite having superiority in numbers the American troops were in-expirenced and untrained. The British and Indians defeat the Americans at the Battle of Thames, forcing the Americans a long retreat. The British and Indians defeat the Americans in many decisive battles, including at Fort Dearborn and Fort Harrison. The Native Americans also seize Prophetstown, which was near Tippecanoe.
1813: British soldiers by now have taken the northern part of Maine. British and their Indian allies continue their campaign near the Great Lakes. The British and Indians take Detriot, and Hull is killed by cannonfire. The Americans sue for peace, having basically lost the war. The Treaty of London is signed, ending the war. The treaty's term says that the United States must recognize the nation of the Indian Confederacy and pay for destruction cause against the towns in Canada. The Americans agree because if they didn't war would resume. For Tecumseh and his men the War of 1812 was seen as a victory, for the United States, not.