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  • The Creek Indians

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    The Creek Indians Location and Background The early English traders gave the Creek native Americans their name because they usually built their villages on or near creeks or rivers. If they were to still have their villages it would include areas of Northern Florida and Eastern Louisiana and Southern Tennessee. The majority of the villages were located along the banks of the Coosa, Tallaposa, Flint, Ocmulgee, and Chattachoochee rivers. The native word for the most powerful band of Creeks was

  • Southeastern Creek Indians

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    Southeastern Creek Indians By the 17th century the Muscoggee members migrated from west of the Mississippi to inhabit the areas of Georgia and Alabama were English traders first encountered the Muscoggee. The English called them Creeks; it appears that they lived in by the creeks and streams of Alabama in addition to Georgia. Creek Nation was the most powerful Indian political unit in North America with the exception of the Iroquois Confederacy of upper New York. In the early 18th century the

  • Andrew Jackson: A Brief Biography

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    some o... ... middle of paper ... ...Creek War). After building his forces back up he moved against the Creek Indians which were concentrated on the Tallapoosa River at Horseshoe Bend. It is here where he decisively defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and ended the Red Stick resistance. This defeat resulted in the Creek Indians signing the Treaty of Fort Jackson. This treaty signed over 23 million acres of land from the Creeks to the United States government. All this

  • John Gordon Biography

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    about him when I told my grandmother about how we were talking about Andrew Jackson in class. John Gordon was a very close friend to Andrew Jackson, helping him with many conflicts during the Creek War of 1813. He was born on July 15th, 1759 near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Captain Gordon was well known as an Indian fighter, as well as being a Postmaster, ferryman, and even a spy. Although John Gordon is not one of those people you read about in history books, his actions are very remarkable and worth

  • Osceola

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    of a Creek-Indian and speculated offspring of white trader, William Powell, was a cocky, spit-fire of a young man. Osceola was born in 1804 on the outskirts of Alabama, Georgia in a small cabin; despite being birthed with the conviences of "modern society" him and his mother made their way back to their roots; however, it was short lived. After being pushed out of his Alabama homeland early on in his adolescence (circa 1814), him and his mother made haste, along with many other Creek-Indians, towards

  • The History And History Of The Allegheny Valley Trail

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    region’s rich history, harkening back to the days when oil wells dotted the landscape and railroads crisscrossed the countryside. At about the eight mile marker, a large rock covered in intricate symbols and markings juts out of the river. Centuries ago, Indian God Rock served as a waypoint for the Native Americans who created the paths on which the railroads were built. The Allegheny Valley, Samuel Justus, and Sandycreek Trails built by the Allegheny Valley Trails connect all eras of our region’s history

  • The Steptoe Battle

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    out of ammunition and in desperate condition. The mounted infantry known as Dragoons rode through the next day covering approximately seventy miles to the relative safety of the Snake River. The Steptoe Battle otherwise known as the Battle of Pine Creek marks the beginning of the Coeur d’Alene War that disarmed the tribes in the region. After Steptoe’s defeat, Colonel George Wright led an expedition into the Northeastern corner of Washington that completely subjugated the Spokane, Palouse, and Coeur

  • Dawes Act Research Paper

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    ultimately failed and did more hurt than actual good. During the 1800s, the United States federal government became increasingly aggressive with its expansion towards the West. A great number of Native Americans were forced to resettle further west. The Indian Removal Act of 1830, allowed the President of the United States, at the time, Andrew Jackson, to relocate all Native Americans to federal territory west of the Mississippi River. This relocation would again be tested with the arrival of new European

  • Andrew Jackson

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    generations. He acted in all ways with concern for the growth of the American nation, both at home and overseas. Even his now unquestionably negative actions, such as the Indian Removal Act, were done at the time not only in the interest of the citizens of the united states , but in regard (however misguided) to the survival of the Indian nations. It is this distinction between intents that make the comparison of Andrew Jackson to Adolf Hitler unfounded and even laughable. The duty of a president, or

  • The Disappearance of the Plains Indian culture

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    Disappearance of the Plains Indian culture ‘It was the lack of buffalo that killed off the Plains Indian culture in the 20th century’. In some respects this traditional historical statement is true; however, I believe that many views which revisionist historians believe also contributed greatly to the disappearance of the Plains Indian culture in the 20th century. The traditional historian’s view that the lack of buffalo did contribute severely to the Plains Indian culture is true, because