Massacre at Fort Mims

An 1858 engraving of the massacre at Fort Mims, an attack on settlers and allied Native Americans on August 30, 1813, by the Red Stick faction of the Creeks. The event was widely propagandized in the media to spur military action against the Creek Nation and usher in the Creek War of 1813-14.

Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library