THE CREEK INDIANS by Grant Lyons

THE CREEK INDIANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lyons begins with the Muskogee people's own version of their origin within the earth, and the coming of the two-headed monsters (DeSoto's men on horseback) is also told from the Indians' point of view. Thus captured, the reader's sympathies remain with these fierce warriors made helpless by land-greedy whites--invaders who involved the Creeks (a white man's label) in their wars, finally drove them all from their ancient home, and later bamboozled many out of their western land. Lyons tells the story straight, unemotionally citing broken promise after broken promise and detailing divisions among the Creeks who were split between resistance and accommodation. A revealing chronicle.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1978
Publisher: Messner