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American Indians of Georgia
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Moundbuilders, Creek and Cherokee all called North Georgia home

Battle of Hightower
Battle of Hightower
John Seiver routs the combined Cherokee and Creek forces in the vicinity of Myrtle Hill (present-day Rome, Georgia).
Death of Ridge
Death of Ridge
Cherokee Chief Major Ridge, his son John and Buck Ooltowee (Elias Boudinot) died on the same day in present-day Oklahoma
Trail of Tears Map
Trail of Tears Map
Routes of the Cherokee going west on the Trail of Tears
Woodland Indians
Woodland Indians
The Eastern Woodland Indian culture rose between 2000 BC and 1000 BC as nomadic Archaic Indians settled into permanent villages. They would control Eastern North America until the rise of the Moundbuilders
Worcester v. Georgia
Worcester v. Georgia
Chief Justice Marshall validate the Treaty Clause of the United States Constitution in a ruling in favor of the Cherokee Nation
Archaic Indians in Sautee-Nacoochee Valley
Archaic Indians in Sautee-Nacoochee Valley
Covers the first inhabitants of Sautee-Nachoochee Valley, Archaic and Woodlands Indian and the advanced Moundbuilders
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Cherokee Indians
Cherokee Placenames in North Georgia
Cherokee Placenames in North Georgia
The legacy of the Cherokee Indians in North Georgia are the placenames that remain 160 years after the removal of the Cherokee. Here are our favorites.
About North Georgia Feature Articles
Cherokee Placenames in North Georgia
Cherokee Placenames in North Georgia
The legacy of the Cherokee Indians in North Georgia are the placenames that remain 160 years after the removal of the Cherokee. Here are our favorites.
Biographies
Elias Boudinot
Elias Boudinot
First editor of the Cherokee Phoenix, Leader of the Treaty Party and brother of Stand Watie
Benjamin Hawkins
Benjamin Hawkins
US Senator, Creek Indian Agent
Cherokee Indians
The Cherokee
The Cherokee
A description of the lifestyles and general history of the Cherokee
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation
In the early 1800's the Cherokee began a nationalistic movement that ended with the creation of the Cherokee Nation. The only capital of the nation was New Echota from 1825-1838
Talking Leaves
Talking Leaves
Sequoyah creates a syllabary sometimes called the Cherokee alphabet, leading to the publishing of the Cherokee Phoenix, the first American Indian newspaper
Creek Indians
Creek Nation
Creek Nation
Society and culture of the Creek Indians, including customs...
Creek History
Creek History
History of the Creek Indians in Georgia
Georgia Moundbuilders
Moundbuilders
Moundbuilders
America's first Civilization, Moundbuilders lived near rivers, moving from the southern Mississippi to most of the Eastern United States
Golden Age of Moundbuilders
Golden Age of Moundbuilders
The Golden Age of Moundbuilders changed the science of Archeology in America from artifact hunting to valid archaeological study of America's first civilization. Although many conclusions reached by scientists tended to reflect the prevalent racism of the day, some of the earliest Moundbuilder hunters made valid observations that are still considered correct today
North Georgia Events
Christmas at the Vann House
Christmas at the Vann House
Perhaps the earliest Christmas in North Georgia occurred at the Vann House in 1805. The Georgia State Park recreates the celebration each year with...
North Georgia Parks
Chief Vann House Historic Site
Chief Vann House Historic Site
At the start of the 19th Century, James Vann was one of the richest men in the Western Hemisphere. Visit the stately manor of this mixed race Cherokee who owned black slaves and began the rapid acculturation of his tribe.
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
High on a mountain in northwest Georgia an enigmatic wall attracts thousands of visitors a week.
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Largest of the middle period Moundbuilders settlements, this state park also has a museum about the Mississippian culture.
Poetry Corner
The Neverending Trail
The Neverending Trail
Noted poet Del 'Abe' Jones tells the story of the Trail of Tears in a touching, historically accurate poem.

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