Cultural Crossroads XIII “Another Step to Becoming Alabama”

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Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Auburn University’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation welcome you to the thirteenth symposium in the Cultural Crossroads series.

The Creek Indians, occupying their traditional homeland on the Alabama-Georgia frontier, were to face dramatic challenges as the Nineteenth Century approached, and by the last of the 1830s, events would have disrupted and devastated their lives and lands. Since the arrival of Europeans in the Sixteenth Century and their quest for control of the land, the Creeks had been able to hold back the tide and retain their hegemony, but by 1813, there was such disunity among the Creeks
themselves, and with the Americans, that a “war within a war” ensued. Today’s speakers will address various causes, the war and its disastrous effects on the proud Creeks.