Massacre at Fort Mims

One of the interesting aspects of the War of 1812 is that during that conflict several wars also were being waged, often with little connection to the main war.  One of these conflicts was the Creek Civil War.  The Creeks, living in what would become Alabama and in Georgia, were riven by a civil war between the Red Stick faction which promoted a return to the ways of the Creek ancestors, and other Creeks more ready to accommodate to changing times caused by the ever increasing number of whites on Creek land.  By the middle of 1813 clashes were occurring between the Red Sticks and white settlers. (more…)

Published in: on June 15, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Massacre at Fort Mims  
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