Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Creek War: A War Within A War

From the Cumberland Island NPS Museum exhibit:

Creek War of 1813 And 1814
Early in the War of 1812, British officials took advantage of existing Native American sentiments toward the ever expanding American settlement.  by providing arms to allied tribes, the British gained their support.  In September of 1812, a group of Creek attacked a small white settlement in middle Tennessee.   ...Andrew Jackson continued south to defeat the Creek and end the war (Creek War) at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Very interesting! I had no idea that the War of 1812 had any Georgia connections!