Friday, August 21, 2009

270 Years Ago Today in Georgia (and Indigenous People's) History

August 21, 1739

1739 James Oglethorpe and Creek chiefs signed the Treaty of Coweta Town at Coweta on the Chattahoochee River. The treaty confirmed--but more clearly defined--the Creeks’ earlier 1733 treaty identifying areas open to British settlement.

(Source: Georgia Historical Society Picture credit: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries)

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