Chief Chilly McIntosh, Creek Indian who led first contingent of Creek Indians to west Fort Gibson, 1827-1828 in February. Photo copied from a painting by John Mix Stanley in 1843 at Ft. Gibson. McIntosh was the leader of the scouting party coming up the Arkansas River when they loacted and marked the site of Creek Council Oak in 1828 as a ceremonial and ball ground for the forthcoming emigrants which later comprised more than forty Creek Indian townscs
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