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In Bitterness and in Tears: Andrew Jackson's Destruction of the Creeks and Seminoles

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The seldom-recalled Creek War of 1813-1814 and its extension, the First Seminole War of 1818, had significant consequences for the growth of the United States. Beginning as a civil war between Muscogee factions, the struggle escalated into a war between the Moscogees and the United States after insurgent Red Sticks massacred over 250 whites and mixed-bloods at Fort Mims on the Alabama River on August 30, 1813—the worst frontier massacre in U.S. history. After seven months of bloody fighting, U.S. forces inflicted a devastating defeat on the Red Sticks at Horseshoe Bend on the Tallapoosa River on March 27, 1814—the most disastrous defeat ever suffered by Native Americans.

The defeat of the Muscogees (Creeks), the only serious impediments to U.S. westward expansion, opened millions of acres of land to the white settlers and firmly established the Cotton Kingdom and slavery in the Deep South. For southeastern Native Americans, the war resulted in the destruction of their civilization and forced removal west of the Mississippi: The Trail of Tears. O'Brien presents both the American and Native American perspectives of this important chapter of U.S. history. He also examines the roles of the neighboring tribes and African Americans who lived in the Muscogee nation.

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O'Brien (an independent historian) recounts the events of the Creek War of 1813-14 and the Seminole War of 1818, and weighs their significance for the course of American history. He specifically considers the influence of these wars on westward expansion, southern slavery, and the forced removal of Native Americans. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

O'Brien explores the conflicts that paved the way for the removal of southeastern Native American tribes, which set the stage for the Cotton Kingdom and slavery-based economy to come.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-246) and index.

Table of Contents

Prologue: "A Most Bloody Butchery"

Two Nations

The Catalyst

The Opportunists

Collision Course

The Allies

Old Hickory

"Shot Them Like Dogs"

The Mutineers

"They Are Killing Everything"

"Untrodden Wilderness"

Red Stick Resurgence

"He Makes Them Do Their Duty"

"The River of Blood"

"My Warriors Can No Longer Hear My Voice"

Red Coats and Red Allies

"Hot Bed of the Indian War"

A Troubled Peace

The Return of Sharp Knife

"Every Principal Villain . . . Dead or Taken"

One Nation

Epilogue: "An Indiscriminate Slaughter"

Works Cited

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275979461
Author:
O'brien, Sean Michael
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Brien
Author:
Sean O
Author:
O'Brien, Sean Michael
Author:
Brien, Sean
Author:
O'Brien, Sean
Author:
o
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.66x6.36x1.06 in. 1.31 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , O'Brien explores the conflicts that paved the way for the removal of southeastern Native American tribes, which set the stage for the Cotton Kingdom and slavery-based economy to come.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-246) and index.
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