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Aggression by Creek Indians

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date November 8, 1794
Author Name General James Robertson (primary) Location: Nashville
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary General Robertson comments on the murder of Colonel Isaac Fitzworth and his family by Creek Indians, along the waters of Red River. Seven persons total were killed and scalped. This, along with other expressions of aggression, "proves the information given us by the Chickasaws, that the Creeks had declared publicly their intensions of distressing this district, or, if able, to extirpate it altogether." Robertson wants Congress to take direct measures to counter the Creeks, and prevent them from attacking frontier settlements. The United States has friendly relations with the Chickasaw and Cherokee.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Blount to Knox, 11/16/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups William Blount; James Robertson; Isaac Fitzworth; John Fitzworth; Indians; prisoners; negro; slave; John Leiper; Chickasaws; Creeks; Levi Colbert; Tuckaubatchees; Mad Dog; Cherokee; Captain Evans;
Related Places Nashville; Tennessee; Southwest Territory; Red River;
Keywords scalp; murder; woods; settlement;
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