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The government, recognizing Jackson's hard-driving leadership, sent 5,000 more troops  to join his army. At Horseshoe Bend, Jackson finished off the Creek tribe. Jackson  offered no quarter in the daylong battle, overrunning position after position and  eventually killing more than five hundred on land, in addition to perhaps two hundred  more who drowned trying to swim away. The grateful government offered Jackson an  official position as major general of the U.S. Army, commanding the Seventh District– Tennessee, Louisiana and the Mississippi territory. With the backing of the federal  government, Jackson demanded twenty-three million acres of land from the Indians– one-fifth of modern day Georgia and three-fifths of Alabama–along with assorted other  concessions. The Creek were left with few choices but to grant Jackson's demands. The  agreement, the Treaty of Fort Jackson, was signed August 10, 1814. Jackson's army was not out of the woods yet, however. Without any authorization from 
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