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Creek War

The Creek War (1813–1814), also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War, began as a civil war within the Creek (Muscogee) nation. United States forces became involved by attacking a Creek party in present-day southern Alabama at the Battle of Burnt Corn. The war ended after Andrew Jackson in command of a force of combined state militias, Lower Creek and Cherokee defeated the Red Sticks at Horseshoe Bend. This led to the Treaty of Fort Jackson (August 1814) where the general insisted on the Creek ceding more than 20 million acres of land from southern Georgia and central Alabama. These lands were taken from the allied Lower Creek as well as the defeated Upper Creek.

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James White (General) - Biography - Creek War
... a contingent of hostile "Red Stick" Creeks ... enraged Hillabee quickly rejoined the Red Stick Confederacy, and fought until the end of the war ...
War Of 1812 - Theatres of War - Southern Theatre - Creek War
... regulars southward to attack the Creek Indians ... On March 26, Jackson and General John Coffee decisively defeated the Creek at Horseshoe Bend, killing 800 of 1,000 Creeks at a cost of 49 killed and ... Jackson pursued the surviving Creeks until they surrendered ...
Creek War Of 1836
... The Creek War of 1836 was a conflict fought between the Muscogee Creek people and non-Native land speculators and squatters in Alabama in 1836 ... Although the Creek people had been forced from Georgia, with many Lower Creeks moving to the Indian Territory, there were still about 20,000 Upper Creeks living in Alabama ... to abolish tribal governments and extend state laws over the Creeks ...
Creek War - Results
1814, Andrew Jackson forced headmen of both the Upper and Lower Towns of Creek to sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson ... Despite protest of the Creek chiefs who had fought alongside Jackson, the Creek Nation ceded 23 million acres (93,000 km²) of land—half of Alabama and part of southern Georgia—to the United ... Even though the Creek War was largely a civil war among the Creek, Andrew Jackson recognized no difference between his Lower Creek allies and the Red ...
History Of Alabama - European Colonization
... In 1739, Oglethorpe visited the Creek Indians west of the Chattahoochee River and made a treaty with them. 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, terminated the French occupation of Alabama ... later, during the American Revolutionary War, the British ceded this region to Spain ...

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