1874 Mitchell Atlas of the World – Georgia and Alabama

 

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From the Mitchell Atlas of the World. 1874, this beautiful map of Georgia and Alabama, hand colored as are all the maps in this Atlas,and bordered with the signature grape and vine design.

The Creek War began in 1813 as a civil war in the Creek (Muscogee) nation and ended in 1814 after the United States forced intervened. The military attacked a Creek party in what is now Alabama. The fight that ensued is called the Battle of Burnt Corn. The war had begun as the struggle of a faction of the Creeks, known as the Red Sticks, against those supported by the Creek National Council. The war was a result of years of resentment against the white people, who were invading their land, murdering their people, stealing their resources, and destroying their economy. The desire to fight against the Americans, however, divided the Creeks and led to war. The fight broke out while the War of 1812 raged on, triggering fear in the Americans that the southeastern Indians would ally with the British. This is why they chose to join the war against the Red Sticks, which transformed the conflict from an isolated civil war to a military campaign designed to extinguish Creek power. In an attempt to prove their loyalty to America, bands of Choctaw and Cherokee warriors joined the war against the Creeks. The war thus became a wholly multidimensional war, ending in the total defeat of the Creeks at the hands of the army and their Native American allies. At the start of the sixteenth century, the Creek Indians habited nearly all of southeast America. Their defeat forced them increasingly farther west. In 1837, the Second Creek War would brink the Creek's final defeat. The Trial of Tears a year later would force both Cherokee and Creek Indians from the state of Georgia.

Archival reproduction print from high resolution scan. 12" x 15"

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