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The Ghosts of Horseshoe Bend: Myth, Memory, and the Making of a National Battlefield

Abstract This research explores the various and often conflicting interpretations of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, an event seemingly lost in the public mind of twenty-first century America. The conflict, which pitted United States forces under the command of Major General Andrew Jackson against a militant offshoot of the Creek Confederacy, known as the Redsticks, ranks as the single most staggering loss of life in annals of American Indian warfare. Today, exactly 200 years after the conflict, the legacy of Horseshoe Bend stands as an obscure and often unheard of event. Drawing upon over two centuries of unpublished archival data, newspapers, and political propaganda this research argues that the dominate narrative of Northern history, the shadowy d... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Weiss, Justin S. (Author) / Fixico, Donald (Advisor) / Schermerhorn, Calvin (Committee member) / Dallett, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Native American studies / Andrew Jackson / Creek / Creek War / Frontier / Horseshoe Bend / Redstick
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 144 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. History 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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