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Toni Tennille Toni Tennille was born in Montgomery, Alabama. As singer and songwriter, Toni was the female member of the duo Captain & Tennille. Best known for the song “Love Will Keep Us Together”, she has recorded with Pink Floyd, Art Garfunkel and Elton John.
Wilson Pickett Wison Pickett was born on March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama. He sang American R&B, soul and rock and roll. He recorded over 50 songs including “In the Midnight Hour”, “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally” and “Funky Broadway.” Wilson Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Hazel Green, Madison County, Alabama
The High-Brown-Routt home burned to the ground in the fall of 1968. From the main road, skeletal remains of two chimneys are the only visible evidence that a house, once stood on the ancient Indian mound.
Thomas L. Harrison | Battle Of Mobile Bay Hero Obituary Notice for Thomas L. Harrison At Mobile, Thomas L. Harrison, the hero on the confederate side in the Battle of Mobile Bay, died Friday night, aged fifty-one years. He graduated from Annapolis, and at the age of twenty years, he entered the confederate naval […]
William Weatherford William Weatherford, known as Red Eagle (ca. 1781–March 24, 1824), was a Creek chief of the Upper Creek towns who led many of the Red Sticks actions in the Creek War (1813–1814) against Lower Creek towns and against allied forces of the United States. One of many mixed-race descendants of Southeast Indians who […]
Adele Vera Hall (1902-1964) is considered by many music fans to be the foremost singer of the blues and African American spirituals to come out of depression-era Alabama.
In 1809 a chance conversation with some of his people led him to think deeply over the prob¬ lem how it was possible that white people could communicate thought by means of writing. He then and there resolved to devise a similar system for his own people. A hunting accident after this making him a lifelong cripple, his now enforced sedentary life gave him all the leisure to evolve his great invention.
Although Sequoyah was never a principal chief, he was active in Cherokee politics and an influential person. He was one of the Cherokee delegates who signed the 1816 Treaty of Chickasaw Council House, which ceded most of the Cherokee claims to land in present-day north Alabama. In 1818, Sequoyah joined a group of Cherokees who volunteered to immigrate west. His syllabary now allowed the eastern and western Cherokees to communicate with one another.
No facts have been preserved of the early life of Opothleyaholo, except that he was considered a promising youth, nor is it known when he rose to the position of speaker of the councils of the Upper Creek towns. His residence was in Tuckabachee, near the great council house.
Neamathla and the Fowltown warriors, all Red Sticks, were defeated in the Battle of Uchee Creek (1813) by the “southern” Creeks. They might have won had they not run out of ammunition. When a supply party with ammunition was attacked on its return from Pensacola — a preemptive strike — by U.S. forces, the Red Sticks defeated them at the Battle of Burnt Corn.
He was born in Okchaiyi, belonged to the Bear clan, and became a prominent chief of his native town. He did his trading at Fort Toulouse, and during the French and Indian war was in the French interest.
… the young Malatchee had so signalized himself as a warrior, that he was looked upon as the greatest man in the Creek Nation.
Like many other half-bloods, through the influence brought to bear upon him from English and Spanish sources, he joined the hostile faction in 1813, and became one of the most prominent Red Stick leaders during the Creek war.
He was at the battle of Atossee, November 14, 1813, and General Floyd in his report states that Mcintosh and his braves fought in this battle “with an intrepidity worthy of any troops.” He also distinguished himself at the battle of the Horseshoe, where General Jackson in his report speaks of him as “Major Mcintosh.”
Samuel Chocote, Principal Chief Samuel Checote, born in the Chattahoochee valley in Alabama in 1819, came with his parents to the old Indian Territory in 1829. He was a full blood Creek Indian, of the Lower Creek or McIntosh faction. His parents settled west of Okmulgee but passed away within a few years after their […]
Yoholo Micco is believed to have been the “Chief of Eufaula” who presented an emotional address to the Alabama legislature at the state capitol in Tuscaloosa in 1836.
As a young man, Great Warrior (Menawa), ca. 1765-ca. 1865 (Creek), was known as Crazy War Hunter in recognition of his daring military exploits and audacious horse raids.
“the most hostile and bitter enemy the white people ever had.”
On August 21, 1793, he and his party murdered a Mrs. Baker, a widow, and all her family except a daughter, named Elizabeth. They brought her to Coosada, where she was forced to be an eye-witness of the dance around the scalps of her family.
He was chief of the Atossees, and commanded the hostile Creeks at the battle of Burnt Corn, fought March 27, 1813. It is not known in what other battles he was engaged during the war. After its close, he settled near Polecat Spring, and there built a little town called Thlopthlocco.