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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday May 14, 1828
Volume 1 No. 12
Page 3 Col. 3b

 Montgomery Ala. April 17.

 Mr. Benjamm [sic] Hawkins, a half breed Creek Indian, has returned from the  Arkansas, whither he went in company with the emigrating party.  He reports, that the main body of the emigrants are much pleased with their location, they finding game in the greatest abundance, and the surrounding tribes of Indians perfectly friendly.  Col. Brearly may be expected in a very few days; and we are induced to believe that the time is not far distant when the whole Creek nation will remove west of the Mississippi.

 It is a fact not generally known, that the tribe of Creeks called the Alabamas actually speak the same tongue as the Osages, and that a large body of them emigrated about forty years ago, whose descendants now form a part of the Osage Indians.- How the Alabamas could have separated from the parent tribe, it is now matter of curiosity and conjecture.

 While on the subject, we would notice that some disturbances have lately taken place in the nation.- Capt. William Walker, of whose abilities the government had availed themselves to induce emigration, lately erected a building for the purpose of storing the public property of the United States.  A party of Indians, of about thirty professing to act by the directions of the present authorities of the nation, have burned this building and threaten to destroy all others which shall be put there.  The whole affair has been properly represented to the government