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Massacre at Horseshoe Bend (battle of the Horseshoe)

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Size: 1,395kb, uploaded 5/6/2011 11:40:11 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Andrew Jackson, Davey Crocket, Sam Houston and their Cherokee allies wiped out most of the Creek Nation's warriors leaving the Creeks unable to resist European incursions. The cherokee thought they'd earned the respect and friendship of Jackson et al. The Trail of Tears was THEIR reward.

3 comments on “Massacre at Horseshoe Bend (battle of the Horseshoe)”

Tom Meisenheimer Says:
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @10:26:08 AM

I made an error by including Davey (David) Crocket in the cast of villians at the Horseshoe Bend fight. Not only was he not there (he did participate in the Creek (redsticks) wars) he became an ardent critic of Andrew Jackson and voted against the removal of native Americans from the Southeast

JanetB Says:
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @12:33:14 PM

Well-played tune with an interesting history. There's a song called Horseshoe Bend which must be in the same locale, but it's not like this song. Yours sounds modal and reflects the dismal sentiment you write about.

Tom Meisenheimer Says:
Sunday, October 7, 2012 @6:04:12 AM

It was a dismal event, "justified" by the fact that 'we' were at war with the Red Stick Creeks but of course they were only defending themselves against the encroachment of our expansion West.

I need to amend the blog. Davey Crocket wasn't present at the battle and later on became a political enemy of Jackson's, specifically regarding the forced removal of the Cherokee people, one-time allies of the US in the Red Stick battles.

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