Given this history, it might seem inconceivable that Abraham and the six chiefs would sign an agreement binding the tribe to move west and incorporate with the Creeks. And yet they did -- or allegedly they did, for accusations of fraud rapidly surrounded the "Treaty of Fort Gibson." Historians have advanced a number of theories for how the agreement was signed: coercion, bribery, alteration of the treaty after the fact (which appears to have taken place). The truth may never be clear, but the reaction back in Florida was unambiguous.
Hitchcock 79-81, Native American Treaty 172, Mahon 82.
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