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Title Letter [manuscript]: Fort Strother, [Ala.], to Majr Genl. [Andrew] Jackson, Washington [D.C.], 1815 Oct. 3
Author Big Warrior
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written to Andrew Jackson in the aftermath of the Treaty of Fort Jackson, asking why promised provisions, which the Creeks had bought and paid for, were not delivered; stressing that the tribe’s outright gifts of land to Jackson, Hawkins, and others must be confirmed and recorded; and requesting that prisoners in the hands of the Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Choctaws be returned.
Names Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
Places Alabama, United States
Keywords land exchange, lawyer, government, government relations, treaty, government, government relations, provisions, money, Creek War, war
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information White Stick Creek chief. Supporter of Indian agent Benjamin Hawkins’ programs for bringing white civilization to the Creeks and ally of the United States in the Creek War of 1813-1814. Despite their loyalty during the war, Big Warrior and other White Sticks were forced by the victorious military commander and treaty commissioner, Andrew Jackson, to cede a large portion of their Alabama and Georgia lands to pay for the conflict (Treaty of Fort Jackson, Aug. 9, 1814). After this betrayal, Big Warrior assumed the views of the hostile Red Stick Creeks and eventually retreated to Pensacola, Florida.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3178
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue