Gun Merchant was one of the four great medal chiefs of the Upper Creeks created at the Congress in Pensacola in June 1765. This chief of Okchaiyi first came into prominence after the massacre of the traders.
His native name has been written with a variety of spellings in English: Hilis, Hildis, and Hidlis. His last name is found as Hadgo, Hadsho, and Haya. There are also combined forms found, such as Hillishago and Hillishager. “The English always referred to him as Hidlis Hadjo.” In a letter, Andrew Jackson called him “Hillishageer”.
One of the great medal chiefs, the speaker of the Nation at the National Council
Míko or Micco (Tustenuggee = chief leader) Tukabatchi Míko of the Upper Creeks
Chief of Creek Indian Nation
In October 1811 at the Creek town of Tukabatchee, on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, the so-called National Council gathered to consider if and how to take advantage of the Federal Road. The famed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh rose to address the leaders present from a number of the various Creek tribes living in the Mississippi Territory, and the assembly grew quiet.
Big Warrior was not of full Muscogee blood, but was a descendant of a Piankashaw Indian, and he made no little boast of this northern Indian blood. His first recorded appearance in public life was at the treaty of Coleraine in June, 1796.
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.
CAPTAIN ELICK Creek Chief. The few general facts of the early life of this Lower Creek chief, as given by himself, are that he had lived so long among the white people that he looked upon himself as much a white as a red man; that the white people had given him the name he […]
At or near this
village Jackson fought the Creek Indians on
January 22, 1814, or perhaps more properly,
he successfully defended himself against their
attack at that point, following the battle of
This story is not fiction. It is an amazing account of an episode in connection with the naval battle in Mobile bay, on August 5 1864, when the monitor Tecumseh was sunk in action. The names in the story, as told by Rear Admiral Goodrich, are real, and with the historic facts set forth are in the records of the great Civil war.
Rosa Parks childhood home
SENATOR JOHN HOLLIS BANKHEAD John Hollis Bankhead was born on his father’s farm in Marion (now Lamar) County on September 13, 1842. He was educated in the country schools of his native county and with this meager scholastic preparation became a man of solid and practical learning. He was married November 13, 1866 at Wetumpka, […]
Bart Thrasher, the notorious Bibb county outlaw, who, with six other convicts, recently broke out of the Pratt mine’s penitentiary and, overpowering the guards, escaped, turned up at Horse Creek with an unknown pal, and had a night of robbing and murdering.
Home of William B. Travis, Commander of the Alamo
The historic Alabama home of Alamo hero William Travis was built in around 1820 and stands in Purdue Hill, Alabama
Sheriff Pat Garrett, Patrick Floyd Jarvis “Pat” Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
The Legend Of Bell Tree Smith Credits: Taken From: The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL 1920 Written By: The Gadsden Times, by Will I. Martin. While the writer was driving through Rock Run the other day he recalled the story of Bell Tree Smith, a fantastic character who flourished in Cherokee County back in the nineties […]
Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama Source: Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, Being a List of Names, Compiled from Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, who Resided in the State of Alabama by Thomas McAdory Owen 1911 – Transcribed by Annoymous ADAMS, BRYANT, a resident of Montgomery county; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September […]