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The Battle of Horseshoe Bend: Collisions of Cultures

looks at the decisive battle of the Creek War (1813-1814), where Andrew Jackson fought 1,000 American Indian warriors who were trying to regain autonomy. It examines the history of the battle and provides maps, images, and readings. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

It was around 1680 that English traders started talking and writing about the "Creek" Indians. They first applied this name to the people who lived near Ochesee Creek in northern Georgia, where there was active trading of European manufactured goods for deerskins.
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Horseshoe Bend

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