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He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a United States Senator from North Carolina having grown up among the planter elite. He was generally successful and convinced the tribe to lessen their raids for several years although he could not conclude a formal treaty. General Andrew Jackson led the defeat of the Red Sticks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in present-day Alabama.

Benjamin Hawkins (August 15 1754 – June 6 1816) was an American planter statesman and United States Indian agent. He eventually built a large complex with African slave labor including mills and raised considerable livestock in cattle and hogs. Hawkins establiBenjamin Hawkinsd the Creek Agency and his plantation in present-day Georgia where he lived in what became Crawford County.