A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of by Gregory A. Waselkov

By Gregory A. Waselkov

The citadel Mims bloodbath replaced the process American background in lots of methods, now not the least of which was once the consequent upward thrust of 1 Andrew Jackson to the nationwide level. The remarkable Indian victory over the encroaching american citizens who have been bent on taking their lands and destroying their tradition horrified many and injured the younger nation's delight. Tragedies akin to this one have constantly rallied americans to a typical reason: a single-minded selection to wreck the enemy and avenge the fallen. The August 30, 1813, bloodbath at citadel Mims, regarding 1000's of lifeless males, ladies, and youngsters, was once simply any such spark.
Gregory Waselkov tells compellingly the tale of this fierce conflict on the fortified plantation domestic of Samuel Mims within the Tensaw District of the Mississippi Territory. With priceless maps, tables, and artifact illustrations, Waselkov appears to be like heavily on the conflict to chop during the legends and incorrect information that experience grown round the occasion virtually from the instant the final flames died on the smoldering ruins. at the least as very important because the information of the conflict, although, is his elucidation of the way social forces remarkably converged to spark the clash and the way reverberations of the conflict echo nonetheless this present day, approximately 2 hundred years later.

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