Lyncoya was a living argument for the supremacy of the white way of life. Jackson killed Creek people, took Creek land, and raised their children as his own—a primal act of domination.
|The soldiers took 84 captives, including Lyncoya.|
Was bringing home an Indian boy—after slaughtering his family—an act of compassion or of political expedience?
By Trace Hentz
I know the answer - psychopaths and politics for land theft!
My friend John Hopkins told me about the infamous "Indian Killer" Andrew Jackson, yes that guy famous for the Trail of Tears, adopting an Indian child. I never knew about this.
We do know that Lost Bird (below) was taken from her massacred dead mother and adopted by a military man. She only lived to age 29.
Lyncoya died at the Hermitage in 1828, at age 16, of tuberculosis.
Andrew Jackson named all his kids Andrew Jackson? That's a very special kind of egomania right there.
Read this astounding article at SLATE.