On August 30, 1813 a militant faction of the Creek Nation known as the Red Sticks attacked Fort Mims in Baldwin County, Alabama and killed 500 men, women and children. News of the massacre spread quickly and militia units from the surrounding states and territories mobilized to make war on the Red Sticks. This was the start of what would become known as the Creek War of 1813-14. Below is a slideshow of photographs taken last year during a reenactment of the Fort Mims massacre. Descendants of the inhabitants and attackers gathered at the Fort Mims site to watch the reenactment which took place 200 years to the day and hour of the original attack.
Michael E. Palmer is a writer and photographer based in Alabama.
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