The Creek nation with its lands situated in regions claimed both by Spain and the United States occupied a strategic position at the close of the War of the American Revolution. Since no treaty existed between the two countries the question of boundaries was left entirely for future determination. The Spaniards desired to extend the limits of the Floridas as far northward as possible; while the Americans wished to establish the boundary near the Gulf as specified in the treaty with Great Britain.
"International Rivalry in the Creek Country Part I, The Ascendency of Alexander McGillivray 1783-1789,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol10/iss2/4