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Me-Na-Wa, A Creek warrior
Me-Na-Wa, a Creek warrior

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Jackson Signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson
August 9, 1814

As they moved west, settlers took large amounts of land, often acquired by unfair means. After the attack at Lake Tensaw, Jackson led militiamen in the destruction of two Creek villages.

Seven months later, Jackson's forces destroyed the Creek defenses at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Eight hundred Creek warriors were killed and 500 women and children captured.

On August 9, 1814, Jackson signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, bringing an end to the war. The Creeks lost 23 million acres of their land in present-day Alabama and Georgia to the United States.

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