The re-enacted dedication, held at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park in Battle Ground, featured live patriotic music and speeches given by re-enactors.
The event was called a celebration, but some did not find it that way.
Glenna J. Wallace, the chief of the Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, was invited to attend the re-enactment.
"My perspective is mixed," she said. "They were celebrating the 1908 addition of the monument and the monument seemed to be erected to commemorate the winners.
"But my walking these grounds is probably different than somebody else walking these grounds," she said. "I'm walking the grounds of unfulfilled dreams and visions not turned into reality."
She said she couldn't help but look at the monument and notice that the number of American lives lost read 37 but the Indian loss read unknown.
I'm not sure what Glenna Wallace has "mixed" feelings about. I'd say her feelings should be wholly negative. Exactly what about the Battle of Tippecanoe does she feel positive about?
As I've discussed before, Tecumseh's confederacy probably was the Indians' best chance of stopping the American onslaught. This confederacy was broken at Tippecanoe. That doesn't sound like something to celebrate to me.