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“Chilly McIntosh and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation: 1800–1875” presentation by T. S. Akers, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site
March 24, 2018, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site is honored to announce a special presentation “Chilly McIntosh and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation: 1800–1875,” to be held at the new Visitor Center on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm. T. S. Akers, the fourth great-grandson of Chilly McIntosh (colonel of the Second Regiment of Creek Mounted Volunteers C.S.A. during the Battle of Honey Springs) will talk about his ancestor’s importance to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation during the tumultuous Civil War years in Indian Territory. This event is free to the public but donations are welcome.
According to Akers, “At the onset of the American Civil War, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation found itself suffering from a division that had existed for fifty years prior to the United States being pulled apart. Creek leaders sought the best course for their tribe that would ensure their future survival. One such leader that worked to guide the Muscogee (Creek) Nation through the travails that awaited in the Indian Territory was Chilly McIntosh: a chief, a minister, and a soldier.” Akers will be available for questions immediately following the presentation.
After the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the battlefield and learn about key aspects of the engagement and those who fought at Honey Springs. Visitors can also tour the new Visitor Center, purchase items from the gift shop, and learn about exhibits opening in the near future. The new Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles east of US Highway 69 off of Gertrude Avenue. The GPS coordinates are 35.523556, -95.485119.