Prior to statehood, Alabama was a vast wilderness with a large Native American population. It is only natural that when new immigrants from other states arrived, conflicts over the land would arise. Soon, these small conflicts exploded into war. Alabama Footprints Confrontation is a collection of lost and forgotten stories that reveals why and how the confrontation between the Native American population and settlers developed into the Creek-Indian War as well as stories of the bravery and heroism of participants from both sides. Some stores include: "Tecumseh Causes Earthquake" "Terrified Settlers Abandon Farms" "Survivor Stories From Fort Mims Massacre" "Hillabee Massacre" "Threat of Starvation Men Turn To Mutiny" "Red Eagle After The War"
Donna R. Causey, native of Alabama, spent many years in the classroom teaching students with learning difficulties. Once she retired, she finally had time to follow her passion for discovering little-known or forgotten gems of history. Donna developed the websites www.alabamapioneers.com and www.daysgoneby.me to share and preserve the treasures she found. These websites led to publishing books with her compiled information. She ventured into the world of historical fiction with her first series, Tapestry of Love. The family's destiny continues in the second series, The Cottinghams, with Discordance. She states: "Facts provided snippets of information into the daily lives of our ancestors and while writing I often imagined and recreated their lives in my mind. After I made a research trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and stood on the ground where my first ancestor, young Mary Wilson settled with her husband in 1638, I felt compelled to tell the story of her life. Historical fiction seemed to be the perfect genre since I could use my imagination to fill in the gaps." "While studying the old, fragile paper trails left behind, it dawned on me that I was also creating my own legacy through the minor decisions I made each day and my descendants will have the advantage of technological stored data about me. I hope they will be proud of the legacy I am leaving behind."