|| First I must say the selection 'Warren's Red' that is well established in the trade will have to bow its head to our new introduction 'N3 Micco Menawa' in the contest of richest and glossiest bright red forms. There simply is no comparison to this very rich bright Red form I found in the Coweta Co. Georgia in fall of 2006. It has earned the recognition for having the most outstanding red color and shine of all Ilex decidua selections.
I named it 'N3 Micco Menawa' translates Chief Men-na-wa. I felt it fitting to name this fabulous selection in honor of his bravely putting his life on the line for his people. Micco Menawa lead the 1000 Upper Muscogee/Creek homeland defense force and fought without fear along with his worriers in defense of their culture being destroyed and land being stolen by the arrogant white illegal aliens. He was one of the most fierce war leaders with a gentlest heart for his enemies children and women of all the Red Sticks warriors and did his best to stop the invasion and genocide of the Eastern Native People when the Manifest Destiny attitude prevailed during the 1800s. Sadly it still survives in many narrow minds today. Micco Menawa fought fearlessly to defend the last town of Tohopeka, now disgracefully called (Horseshoe Bend Military Nat'l Park), where Andrew Jackson's war party of 5000 over whelmed the Muscogee fortress and only because of Gen. Jackson convincing the Cherokee and Southern Creeks that if they helped him capture or kill the Red Stick Traditionalists they would get to stay on their mother lands. Well they wrongly trusted him Andrew lying Jackson and with 1000 of white fighters fought with him burning the last independent Muscogee town and killing over half of the 1000 Red Stick Warriors (nearly 800). Micco Menawa survived the this fierce last battle, but was severely injured with seven wounds. Once recovered he lead a war party to killed Micco McIntosh for selling their land out from under the Muscogee Nation without all Chiefs and Peoples approval which was against the Muscogee law. Years before the Trial of Tears of the lied to Cherokee people, Micco Menawa died on the long walk when thousands of native Creek people where force ably removed under blood thirsty, arrogant President Andrew Jackson Criminal Indian Removal Act from their home lands to Oklahoma. Menawa's resting place is unknown along with thousands of others who died on these dreadful marches. If you wish to read more of a brief history about Micco Menawa http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/Menawa.html