William McIntosh (1775 – April 30, 1825) was a Creek Indian chief. Chief William Mcintosh , Jr. was born to the son of a British Tory Army around the time of the American Revoliution War and native Creek Inidan woman belonging to the influential Wind Clan of the Creek Nation.
During his lifetime , the chief would be directly and indirectly involved in many treaties negotiated on the behalf of the State of Goergia , the US Government, adn the Creek Nation as well as military engagements brought about in some cases as a result of those associations.
During the Creek Indian War of 1813-14, McIntosh distinguished himself under the command of another future president , Andrew Jackson, at the pivotal battle of Horseshoe Bend in what is now Alabama.
McIntosh was not only well connected at the national level of the U.S.society, but also at a state level. Hispaternal cousin George Troup had been also elected Governor of the Stae of Georgia on the platform of removing all Native Americans all the same.
He showed little concern for the effects this policy may have on Chief McIntosh and unfortunately for chief , as hsi reputation grew in both societies he became entangled in the national and the Sate of Goergia policies of the day concerning th evental removal of all native people from the southeastern United States.
He was killed by his own tribe for supporting the Indian Removal Act. He was born to a Scottish father and a Native American woman. In 1825, he signed the Second Treaty of Indian Springs to sell much of his land to the United States of America. In revenge of this, as many as 200 men from his own tribe came to his home in Jackson, Georgia. Though he and his son opened fire on them, he was murdered by several of his men.