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Fort Mims
Fort Mims is an isolated post built by mixed-blood Samuel Mims around Tesaw Lake. Wealthy half-blood families had gone down the Alabama in boats and canoes and hid themselves in the thick swamps around Tensaw Lake. There they joined with white refugees to build a strong stockade around Samuel Mim's house. On September 9, 1814, most of its inhabitants and a small British garrison were killed by Red Stick Indians under Red Eagle and Peter McQueen.
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