Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812
336 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 x 1.10 in, 23 illus.
- Published: July 2012
- Published: August 2012
New attention to material culture and documentary and archaeological records fills in details, adds new information, and helps disabuse the reader of outdated interpretations.
Susan M. Abram / Kathryn E. Holland Braund/Robert P. Collins / Gregory Evans Dowd /
List of Illustrations
Foreword: A Deliberate Passion by Marianne Mills
Preface by Jay Lamar
Introduction by Kathryn E. Holland Braund
1. Causalities and Consequences of the Creek War: A Modern Creek Perspective by Robert G. Thrower
2. Thinking outside the Circle: Tecumseh's 1811 Mission by Gregory Evans Dowd
3. "A Packet from Canada": Telling Conspiracy Stories on the 1813 Creek Frontier by Robert P. Collins
4. Red Sticks by Kathryn E. Holland Braund
5. Before Horseshoe: Andrew Jackson's Campaigns in the Creek War Prior to Horseshoe Bend by Tom Kanon
6. Cherokees in the Creek War: A Band of Brothers by Susan M. Abram
7. Horseshoe Bend: A Living Memorial by Ove Jensen
8. Fort Jackson and the Aftermath by Gregory A. Waselkov
9. "We Bleed Our Enemies in Such Cases to Give Them Their Senses": Americans' Unrelenting Wars on the Indians of the Trans-Appalachian West, 1810<n>1814 by John E. Grenier
10. "Where All Behaved Well": Fort Bowyer and the War on the Gulf, 1814<n>1815 by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
11. Archaeology, Geography, and the Creek War in Alabama by Craig T. Sheldon Jr.
12. Digging Twice: Camps and Historical Sites Associated with the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1813<n>1814 by James W. Parker
Afterword: The Western Muscogee (Creek) Perspective by Ted Isham
Appendix 1: Current Preservation Status of Major Creek War/War of 1812 Sites in Alabama
Appendix 2: Known and Potential Archaeological Sites in Alabama
"[…] Tohopeka offers compelling analyses and uses new evidence to show how a localized Creek civil war had enormous implications for the course of American history."
—The Journal of Southern History
"An interesting, interdisciplinary collection of essays on a timely topic,quite readable by the non-specialist."--Robbie Ethridge, coeditor of Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians
“Tohopeka is an important and timely volume that offers fresh insights into the War of 1812 and overlapping Creek War. As a whole, the book busts many long-held myths and alters our most basic interpretations of the southern conflicts.”—Andrew K. Frank, author of Creeks and Southerners: Biculturalism on the Early American Frontier and editor of Early Republic: People and Perspectives