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Treaty of Hopewell

Treaty of Hopewell

Descriptive Summary

Title: Treaty of Hopewell
Creator: United States
Inclusive Dates: 1785 November 28
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1346
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a treaty concluded at Hopewell on the Kiowee River, between Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin, and Lachlan McIntosh, Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States, and the headmen and warriors of the Cherokee Indians on November 28, 1785. The treaty provided for westward expansion as it authorized the cession of much of the lands along the French Broad and Holston Rivers to the United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Treaty of Hopewell, ms 1346. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Also known as: Cherokee treaty of Hopewell.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cherokee Indians -- Treaties.
Cherokee Nation -- Treaties, etc. United States, 1785 Nov. 28
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
Indians of North America -- United States -- Treaties.
McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806
Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Treay, 1785 November 28 Access Online