Battle Of Mackinac Island (1814)
Coordinates: 45°51′11″N 84°37′03″W / 45.853056°N 84.6175°W / 45.853056; -84.6175
The Battle of Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw) was a British victory in the War of 1812. Before the war, Fort Mackinac had been an important American trading post in the straits between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. It was important for its influence and control over the Native American tribes in the area, which was sometimes referred to in historical documents as "Michilimackinac".
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