Tensions reached a high point in 1844 when Creek slavers tried to kidnap several blacks. They succeeded in catching Dembo Factor, a veteran of Dade's massacre. Coacoochee sought Army
intervention to prevent the slavers from selling Factor off of
the Territory. The Army recovered the captive, but the criminals went unpunished. In fact, Creek chief Roley
McIntosh defended their actions.
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