Reflection After Letter
Alexander McGillivray's Letter
My name is Alexander McGillivray. My native name is Hoboi-Hili-Miko which means good child king. I was born in the Coushatta village of Little Tallassee. The Muscogee people honored me to be the chief of the people around 1777. I believe that we should expel all whites from tribal lands and looked to the Spanish in Florida as a powerful ally against the Americans. My religion is Protestantism and Four Mothers Society. During the start of the American Revolution, I did many things for the British. I was the commission as a colonel in the British army, I was a British Superintendent of Indian Affairs John Stuart, and I was also John’s successor. Now you have seen a little background about my life.
I would really want to describe three objects that are important to me and represent me. The first one of the three artifacts is my Muscogee clothes. The Muscogee people were really important people to me. I grew up there with many special memories. It is also very important to me because the Muscogee people crowned me the Chief of the Muscogee.
Another special artifact to me is something I wore during the Revolutionary War that represented leader of status. This is important to me because it makes me remember the Revolutionary War and the necklace means that I was a big deal to the British during that time. It also makes me remember all of the fear in me during the Revolutionary War because the colonists thought of me as one of the biggest or most important to the British. This means that they wanted to kill me first.
The last artifact that I want to talk about is a photograph of my dad, Lachlan McGillivray. My dad sailed over to the United States of America and fell in love with my mom. He is important to me because he taught how to do so many things that would be important in my lifetime. He was also there when I died in 1793.
I hope you have learned some things about me.
Sincerely, Alexander McGillivray