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date: 03 March 2021

Big Warriorlocked

(?–08 March 1825)
  • John Sugden

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Big Warrior (?–08 March 1825), leader of the Upper Creeks, whose Indian name has been rendered Tastanagi Tako or Tustunnugee Thlucco, was born probably at Tuckabatchee, an Indian town on the Tallapoosa River, in what is now Alabama. Nothing is known about the parentage or early career of Big Warrior. The Tuckabatchee Indians were one of several non-Muscogee–speaking groups incorporated in the Muscogee-dominated Creek confederacy that occupied much of present-day Alabama, Georgia, and Florida at the end of the eighteenth century....

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