Thursday, April 21, 2016

Native American Biography: Pushmataha: Choctaw

Pushmataha, for his service and strict discipline with his warriors became known as the Indian General.  He may have in fact been a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812.  He sided with the Americans agains the British and the Creek.  He served with Generals Ferdinand Claiborne and Andrew Jackson.  He had visited with President Thomas Jefferson at one point, ceding land and gaining promises from the government.  He would cede more land, for prime land west of the Mississippi.  He went to visit President James Monroe, but died in Washington, where he was afforded a military funeral.

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