Larry Williamson’s story of the first Creek War in Alabama (1813-1814), Tallapoosa (2001 by NewSouth Books), was a rousing success, and this sequel, Muskogi Sunset: The Second Creek War of 1836, builds on that tragic story, including many of the same characters and mix of historical facts and exciting story line.
Williamson’s update on the Murph family and its strong personal connection with the local Creeks living on the Tallapoosa River shows that Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830 was not fully endorsed by Alabama’s citizenry, especially those living on Creek lands.
Though the Cherokees Trail of Tears is more famous, the Creeks had their own forced removal. The Creeks knew they had little say in the matter and that many whites would take advantage of the situation to steal their homes and property, sending them on a heart-breaking path toward what would later be known as Oklahoma.
It is troubling in today’s diverse society to realize the lengths our ancestors took to eliminate the native population from their homes, but it is also understandable why so many of the Creeks in 1836 were willing to stand against the government oppression unwillingly fostered upon them.
Larry’s first book was the historical novel Tallapoosa, about the Creek Indian War of 1813-14. Muskogi Sunset, concerning the Second Creek War of 1836, is the sequel to Tallapoosa.
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About the Author
Larry's first book was the historical novel Tallapoosa, about the Creek Indian War of 1813-14. Muskogi Sunset, concerning the Second Creek War of 1836, is the sequel to Tallapoosa. Among his other works are Over the River, Long Ago, a collection of tales about growing up in the textile mill town of Tallassee in the 1940s and '50s, and Legend of the Tallassee Carbine: A Civil War Mystery. Legend is a historical novel about the Confederacy's late war attempt to manufacture a new weapon in the mill at Tallassee.