Category Archives: Creek

1757 Letter from the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation to SC Governor Lyttleton

A letter signed on the 16th of June 1757 by the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation and several formerly separate tribes within that Nation, says, among much else, that: “Our brothers, the Cherocees, has sent us a tomahawk for to … Continue reading

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Mary Bosomworth, Creek Head Woman

From the South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History. Series: S213003 Volume – 002I Page – 00433 Item – 00 Date: 1752/09/23 Description: ASSEMBLED ESTATES OF THE UPPER CREEK NATION, TO ALL PERSONS, DECLARATION THAT THE ISLAND KNOWN COMMONLY … Continue reading

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Georgia Land Lotteries – Gold Grabbing

Georgia Cherokee lands in 1830 The Georgia Land Lotteries which spanned from 1805 to 1833 were one of the largest land grabs in eastern US, certainly the largest having to do with the 5 Civilized Tribes. In Georgia, this land belonged … Continue reading

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Native Study Website

I recently came across the Native Study website. This site has several books of transcribed original records.  For the most part, records deal with the following tribes: Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Creek Seminole Blackfeet Delaware Hopi Navajo Sioux However, a … Continue reading

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Cameron’s Letter Regarding Survey of 1763 Proclamation Line

I want to thank our friend Mavis again for finding this wonderful document.  She says she reads Documenting the American South every morning over coffee.  I, for one, am very glad that she does.  Keep up the good work Mavis. Today’s … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Bohuron Tribe in Northeast Georgia

One of our blog subscribers sent me info on the Bohuron Tribe.  I have never heard of them, so I contacted Richard Thornton who had penned this piece and asked his permission to reprint in there.  In addition, he was … Continue reading

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History of the Moravians in NC

One of the missions of the Moravians was to preach the gospel to the Native Americans.  Their records are held in the Moravian Church archives in Bethlehem , Pennsylvania, but they have been reproduced and are available on microfilm. reading

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The Creeks Murder the Traders – 1760

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Letter from Arthur Dobbs to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765 June 14, 1760 Volume 06, Pages 263-264 [B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind. Vol. 72.] Letter from Governor … Continue reading

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Records Chronology of the Five Civilized Tribes

This chronology was developed from “Records Relating to Native American Research: The Five Civilized Tribes” by George J. Nixon and printed on pages 535 to 557 of THE SOURCE, First Edition. The five civilized tribes are the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, … Continue reading

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God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise

When I was growing up, this was something we said all of the time.  Given that many small farm streams were crossed without bridges, which worked find most of the time, a swollen stream would cause problems.  Most of the … Continue reading

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