Tustenuggee Emathla

Tustenuggee Emathla was a Creek leader who fought for the Red Stick faction of the Creek Nation during the Creek War of 1813-14 but sided with the United States during the Second Creek War. He was among the 300 Creeks who died when the steamboat Monmouth sank in the Mississippi River in 1837 during the forced removal of the Creeks and other Native American groups.

Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Tutwiler Collection of Southern History and Literature