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A complete choice of an important assets at the overdue old Creek Indians and their environment.

In 1795 Benjamin Hawkins, a former U.S. senator and consultant to George Washington, used to be appointed U.S. Indian agent and superintendent of all of the tribes south of the Ohio River. not like so much different brokers, he lived one of the Creek Indians for his whole tenure, from 1796 to 1816. traveling forth from his domestic at the Flint River in Georgia, he served southeastern Indians as executive middleman in the course of one of many longest eras of peace within the ancient period.

Hawkins's journals supply particular information regarding European-Indian kinfolk within the 18th-century frontier of the South. His descriptions of the average and cultural setting are thought of the most effective assets for the ethnohistory of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and, in particular, the Creek Indians and the normal background in their territory.

Two formerly released our bodies of labor via Benjamin Hawkins are integrated here-A cartoon of the Creek kingdom within the Years 1798 and 1799 and The Letters of Benjamin Hawkins 1796-1806. a 3rd physique of labor that hasn't ever been released, "A Viatory or magazine of Distances" (describing routes and distances of a 3,578-mile trip via components of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi), has been extra. jointly, those records make up the identified physique of Hawkins' work—his talks, treaties, correspondence, aboriginal vocabularies, commute journals, and documents of the manners, customs, rites, and civil polity of the tribes. Hawkins' paintings presents a useful checklist of the time period.


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