200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Resources

  • Letter from Big Warrior and Alex Cornels at Tuckabatchee, writing on behalf of the Creek chiefs.

    TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. The authors discuss a recent murder committed by Little Warrior, a Creek. They say that Creek chiefs do not condone his behavior and want to keep peace with white settlers and the US government.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4, 5, 7 (Geography), 10

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  • "For General Jackson's Campaign against the Creek Indians, 1813 & 1814."

    This map shows the locations of waterways, roads, towns, and forts during the Creek War. It also includes notes regarding the actions of Jackson's troops during the conflict.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4, 5, 7 (Geography), 10

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  • "Jackson's Victory."

    This article appears in vol. 2, no. 46, page 3, column 1 of The War, a New York newspaper. The article is an excerpt from a letter written by General Andrew Jackson, in which he describes the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4, 5, 10

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  • "Ho-po-eth-le-yo-ho-lo."

    Opothle Yaholo was a chief of the Tuckabatchee Creeks. He was a supporter of Tecumseh and probably fought with the Red Stick Creeks during the first Creek War. This portrait appeared on page 7 of HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA by Thomas McKenney and James Hall, 1834.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 10

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  • "Push-Ma-Ta-Ha, Chactan Warrior."

    Pushmataha was a famous Choctaw Indian chief. He fought with Gen. Andrew Jackson and led Choctaw forces against the Red Sticks during the first Creek War. This portrait is taken from HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA by Thomas McKenney and James Hall.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 10

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  • Deposition by Sam Manac, a plantation owner in Alabama and "a warrior of the Creek Nation."

    TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. Manac, also known as Totkes Hajou and Sam Moniac, was of Creek Indian and European descent; he was a relative of Alexander McGillivray. In the deposition he discusses a council meeting at Tuckabatchee, where Tecumseh delivered a speech to rally the Creeks to war. He describes the increasing hostilities and preparations for war.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 7 (Geography), 10

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  • Letter from several inhabitants of St. Stephens, Alabama, to Major General James Wilkinson

    TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. The authors describe the "hostile disposition of the Creek Indians" toward citizens of Clarke and Washington Counties and that many families are preparing to leave the area because of the threat of attack.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 7 (Geography), 10

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