New Silver Dollars Feature
Creek Chief Menawa
2005 Silver Dollar issued by the Sovereign Nation of
Poarch Creek Indians features Chief Menawa. Maximum
authorized mintages are the same as last year’s
historic first issues: 20,000 Brilliant Uncirculated
issued at $19.95 and 10,000 Proof issued at $39.95.
Each coin comes in a handsome box with a certificate
of authenticity. Orders can be sent to the official
distributor PandaAmerica, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite
100, Torrance, CA 90503; credit card orders can be placed
by calling toll-free (800) 472-6327 or e-Mailing email@example.com
or on the Internet at www.pandaamerica.com.
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Menawa was born about 1765 at the village of Oakfuskee (Alabama)
on the Tallapoosa River. He was of Scotch and Indian parents
and was reared with pride in his Indian heritage. His birth
name was Hothlepoya, meaning "Crazy Trouble Hunter,"
but the name Menawa was given to him when he became second
chief of Oakfuskee. He was a man of wealth and intelligence
who was greatly disturbed when he saw white settlers begin
to take Indian land and demand the removal of the native inhabitants.
Menawa was a chief of the upper Creeks in the Creek War of
1813-14. Before the American Revolution, the Creeks were untroubled
by whites in their huge inland confederation. After the war,
southerners began moving into their land and the Creeks split
into pro and anti American groups. The anti-American group
was called the Red Sticks because they carried red painted
sticks into battle a custom left by Tecumseh’s followers
to help in battle. The Red Sticks joined the British in the
Menawa was shot seven times in the Battle
at Horsehoe Bend and lived to crawl away from the battlefield.
After recovering, he was forced to surrender and was sent
along with his tribe to Oklahoma in 1836. Before leaving,
Menawa reportedly stayed up all the night watching sunset
and sunrise over Oakfuskee. As he joined his people traveling
to an unknown place he said, "last evening I saw the
sun set for the last time and it's light shine on the treetops
and the land and the water, that I am never to look upon
again." Menawa, heartbroken, died on his way to the
new Creek territory in the west. His burial place is now
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