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Introduction

John T. Juricek

in Colonial Georgia and the Creeks

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034683
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038582 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034683.003.0001
Introduction

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This book sheds light on the relationship between the English of colonial Georgia and the surrounding Indian communities. The book focuses on Anglo-Creek diplomacy during the period 1733 until 1763, when the French and Spanish rivals withdrew from the scene. The diplomacy centered around land ownership disputes and the biggest challenges to the English from the Creeks both in terms of their large population and military strength. The English approach to the Creeks and the different aspects of the Creeks which led to them being classified as “Lower Creek Nation” and “Upper Creek Nation” are discussed along with the other Indian communities including the Chickasaws.

Keywords: Colonial Georgia; Creeks; Indians; diplomacy; Anglo-Creek relations; land disputes; military conflict

Chapter.  6325 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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