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From: ladyd <>
Subject: Fw: [ALABAMA-L] Indian Villages
Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 11:28:14 -0400
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From: Mike Cummons <>
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Subject: [ALABAMA-L] Indian Villages
> TALATIGI (Kalalekis). the site of this Upper Creek town was within the
> present-day limits of Talladega, in Talladega County. the word "Talatigi"
> means "border town". The French census of 1760 listed this town with a
> population of 30 warriors.
> In November, 1813, many friendly Creeks took refuge in Fort Lashley, which
> was erected at Talatigi. They were surrounded by 1,000 hostile Red
> who demanded that they surrender. During the night, Selocta Chinnabee, a
> well-known scout, slipped out of the fort, dressed in a hog skin, crawled
> through the enemy line, and reached General Andrew Jackson at Fort
> telling of their plight. On November 9, Jackson's army, consisting of
> infantrymen and 800 cavalrymen, surrounded the enemy. A battle ensued in
> which 15 militiamen were killed. The bodies of 299 of the Red Sticks were
> later counted.
> TALI. This ancient village was on McKee's Island, in the Tennessee River,
> near Guntersville, in Marshall County. The site has been inundated by the
> river. On July 9, 1540, the chieftain of this village tried in vain to
> the women and children across the river in canoes to safety after learning
> that Spanish soldiers under DeSoto were approaching. However, as Ranjel
> recorded on the occasion, "the Governor (DeSoto) forced them all to turn
> back." The chief was then forced to furnish DeSoto's party with canoes in
> order to enter the village.
> That's all I have on Indian Villages, when I can get back to the society
> where I found the book; I'll copy some more.
> Georgia Mathis Cummons
> Jacksonville, FL