- TALATIGI (Kalalekis). the site of this Upper Creek town was within the
present-day limits of Talladega, in Talladega County. the word "Talatigi"
means "border town". The French census of 1760 listed this town with a
population of 30 warriors.
In November, 1813, many friendly Creeks took refuge in Fort Lashley, which
was erected at Talatigi. They were surrounded by 1,000 hostile Red Sticks,
who demanded that they surrender. During the night, Selocta Chinnabee, a
well-known scout, slipped out of the fort, dressed in a hog skin, crawled
through the enemy line, and reached General Andrew Jackson at Fort Strother,
telling of their plight. On November 9, Jackson's army, consisting of 1,200
infantrymen and 800 cavalrymen, surrounded the enemy. A battle ensued in
which 15 militiamen were killed. The bodies of 299 of the Red Sticks were
TALI. This ancient village was on McKee's Island, in the Tennessee River,
near Guntersville, in Marshall County. The site has been inundated by the
river. On July 9, 1540, the chieftain of this village tried in vain to send
the women and children across the river in canoes to safety after learning
that Spanish soldiers under DeSoto were approaching. However, as Ranjel
recorded on the occasion, "the Governor (DeSoto) forced them all to turn
back." The chief was then forced to furnish DeSoto's party with canoes in
order to enter the village.
That's all I have on Indian Villages, when I can get back to the society
where I found the book; I'll copy some more.
Georgia Mathis Cummons