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Kathryn Braund, the Hollifield Professor of Southern History at Auburn University, will visit UT on Thursday, February 27, to talk about the Creek War and its significance in American history.

The lecture, “Wild, Ungovernable Young Men: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812,” will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center.

Braund’s lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Volunteer Hall garage at 1545 White Avenue.

A renowned scholar and authority on Creek history, Braund will speak on the origins, consequences, and enduring significance of the Creek War and the larger War of 1812 of which it was a part.

The event is sponsored by the UT Center for Jacksonian America in conjunction with the Department of History and the Center for the Study of War and Society. The Center for Jacksonian America promotes scholarship and public understanding of the Jacksonian era in American history, from the War of 1812 to the Civil War.

“Andrew Jackson’s victory over the British at New Orleans in the War of 1812 is part of our national legend,” said Daniel Feller, UT history professor and director of the Center for Jacksonian America. “But his defeat of the Creeks just a few months earlier, in the bloodiest battle ever fought between Americans and Indians, is nearly forgotten. We cannot understand the War of 1812 and its momentous effect on our history without learning more about the Creek War.”

For more information about this event or about the Center for Jacksonian America, contact Professor Feller at 865-974-7077 or

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,