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Letter from several Creek Indian chiefs to Governor Israel Pickens in Cahaba, Alabama.

TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. In the letter the men report that William McIntosh and several others were recently killed by fellow Creeks, who also "sentenced death to us." The chiefs have "taken refuge under the whites in this county" but they ask the governor to provide any assistance he can, "believing you will feel for the distressed of your fellow mortals however destitute of civilization and that you will afford that protection your office permits." The death of William McIntosh and the others came after their signing of the fraudulent Treaty of Indian Springs earlier in 1825.

Creator: Alexander Lasley, Jim Fife, et al
Date: May 14, 1825
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Correspondence

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Grade 10: Standard(s) 7 10 13

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