Red Stick is a major antagonist in Disney's 1955 live-action film Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, serving as the main antagonist of the "Indian Fighter" segment. He is the barbaric and no-nonsense chief of the Creeks who wages war against the U.S. Government. However, he redeems himself when he makes peace with Davy Crockett and decides to have a peace treaty signed.
He was portrayed by the late Pat Hogan, who also played the Ute Chief in Ten Who Dared, and Broken Nose in Savage Sam.
Red Stick and his tribe have been traveling from their lands and started attacking white settlements for encroaching on Indian territory, thus instigating the Creek Indian Wars.
Major Tobias Norton informs Davy Crockett about Red Stick and he sets out with the army to find him with his sidekick, George Russell. Major Norton and his army take the warpath, while Davy and George take the other. The pair notice Red Stick and his warriors climbing up a hill and they hide. They follow Red Stick and they arrive at his camp, where they spot him and his warriors doing a fire dance. They head back to inform Major Norton, but the soldiers find themselves under attack by the warriors. The pair intervene and the warriors retreat back to their camp.
Davy returns to the fort and informs General Andrew Jackson about the attack, so they set out on their journey to find Red Stick. Davy and George subdue the guards and the army surrounds the camp. General Jackson orders his men to move in and the soldiers close in. As Red Stick realizes that they're being ambushed, the soldiers open fire and the warriors attack. George fights Red Stick, but the chief subdues him. Red Stick attacks Davy and they fight, but Red Stick manages to hit Davy on the head with his tomahawk, knocking him unconscious. One of the warriors tries to kill Davy, but George kills him. Red Stick leads his men to attack the soldiers and duck as they fire shots at them before attacking the soldiers. General Jackson calls for the army to retreat and Red Stick escapes.
Major Norton informs General Jackson about a peace treaty and that they capture three of the chiefs. Davy comes by and informs them that he will head home to take care of his family before he can capture Red Stick. Davy and George head back to the fort and Major Norton informs them that Red Stick is hidden in a nearby swamp. He decides not to risk anymore lives, but Davy makes up his mind to capture him on his own.
They search the entire swamp the following morning and George notices a footprint. Red Stick and his warriors ambush George and knock him unconscious before taking him to their camp. Red Stick ties George to a pole and interrogates him to reveal his whereabouts, but he tells them that he works alone. Red Stick orders one of his warriors to burn George, but Davy arrives in the nick of time and stops them. One of the warriors tries to shoot Davy, but he kills him with his dagger.
Davy confronts Red Stick and tries to negotiate with him, but he refuses to listen to him. Davy decides to challenge Red Stick and he agrees. One of his warriors hands them each tomahawk and they battle each other. Red Stick eventually manages to wrestle the axes out of Davy's hands and strangles him, but Davy manages to get him off. One of the warriors hands Red Stick another tomahawk and Davy grins at him. Red Stick retaliates by snarling at him and swings his tomahawk, but Davy dodges his attack and overpowers him. Red Stick surrenders and Davy orders him to turn George loose.
Davy offers him to join the other chiefs in the treaty in order for him to live in peace and go back to his own lands. Red Stick brushes it off, saying that his government makes up lies, but Davy tells him that he's always honest. Red Stick asks him why he didn't kill him and Davy explains that it's because of another law that people shouldn't kill. Red Stick orders his warriors to set George free and he makes peace with Davy.
However, despite the peace treaty, a corrupt politician named Amos Thorpe plans to drive all the Indians out of their land and passes a bill to take over their lands. Davy arrives and argues against the plan before leaving Congress for good.
DAVY CROCKETT ** Indian Fighter ** 4-4
In real-life, his name is actually the name of his tribe.
Movies Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier: Red Stick | Bigfoot Mason | Amos Thorpe | Santa Anna | Creeks | Swaney and Bruno | Tobias Norton | Mexican Soldiers Davy Crockett and the River Pirates: Samuel Mason | Harpe Brothers | River Pirates | Colonel Plug Johnny Tremain: General Gage | Redcoats The Light in the Forest: Wilse Owens | Niskitoon
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