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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, April 7, 1830
Vol. II, no. 51
Page 2, col. 2a

 THE INDIANS.- Every misrepresentation is made by the Southerners against the Indians, to prejudice their cause.  A terrible account has been traversing the country of Tuskina, the head chief of the Creek Nation, having violently stopped the mail stage.  An Indian war was expected to follow, of course.  This was the white man's story.  We now have the Indian one and it turns out, says the Georgia Recorder, that Tuskina is not the head Chief of the nation, & that his only object in stopping the stage, was to compel the payment of toll over a bridge!  We should really think that the Georgians and Alabamians had a corps of Washington letter writers  in pay, to get up these Indian tragedies out of nothing.--Mic.

Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Vol. II No. 51
Wednesday, April 7, 1830
Pg. 3 col.2b

 Much has been said of the stopping of the United States' Mail Stage by Tuskina, the principal Chief of the Creeks, and undoubtedly the accounts are greatly exaggerated.  Be that as it may, we have noticed one mistake connected with it, going the rounds of some news papers--Tuskina is said to be a Cherokee Chief.  This mistake ought to be corrected.