january 1811, greatest slave insurrection in history occurs, occurs at st. john parish near laplace. jupiter and charles deslondes were the masterminds, creoles come onto a plantation tell the maroons that they are free, they go from plantation to plantation freeing slaves and say they will go to new orleans and make louisiana a free black republic, armed with guns and tools. Freed slaves could help or be killed so many joined rebellion, they have a BBQ eating their animals and drinking their booze, the american army catches them with their pants down and crush the rebellion. 75 men went to trial, 18 of them were charged with murder and are beheaded then have their heads placed up and down the river, others are whipped as punishment. Code Noir thrown out the window, and life got much harder for slaves The Fort Mims massacre occurred on 30 August 1813, when a force of Creeks, belonging to the "Red Sticks" faction under the command of Peter McQueen and William Weatherford "Red Eagle", his cousin by marriage, killed hundreds of settlers, mixed-blood Creeks, and militia in Fort Mims. The Red Sticks' victory at Fort Mims spread panic throughout the Southeastern United States frontier. The massacre marked the transition from a civil war within the Creek tribe (Moscoge) to a war between the United States and the Red Stick warriors of the Upper Creek Nation. Since Federal troops were occupied with the northern front of the War of 1812, Tennessee, Georgia, and the Mississippi Territory mobilized their militias to move against the Upper Creek towns that had supported the Red Sticks' cause. After several battles, the Battle of Horseshoe Bend ended the Creek War. Today the site is maintained by the Alabama Historical Commission.