William McIntosh: Creek Chief

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 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 removal. At the age of nine years, he was sent to the Asbury Manual Labor School near Ft. Mitchel, Alabama, and after the removal, he attended Harrell’s academy at Muskogee.

McKenney-Hall lithography print of Timpoochee Barnard Alabama Department of Archives and History

Timpoochee Barnard: Yuchee Chief

Timpoochee Barnard was the chief of the Yuchi Indians, a constituent tribe of the Creek Nation, and served as a member of the Creek National Council. His father was Timothy Barnard, a well-known and highly respected trader to the Creek Nation who also served as interpreter for U. S. agent Benjamin Hawkins.