The Battle of Fallen Timbers was fought near the present-day Maumee, OH, when a well-trained American army under Gen. Anthony Wayne defeated an Indian force. The victory on August 20, 1794, demonstrated the strength of the new U.S. government. The Indians ultimately signed the Treaty of Greenville, which opened much of the Northwest Territory to settlers. Wayne was given command of the Northwest army after Arthur St. Clair's defeat by Indians in 1791. He spent the next two years training his troops before leading them north from the Ohio River.