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Creek Indian manuscripts

Creek Indian manuscripts

Descriptive Summary

Title: Creek Indian manuscripts
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: after 1797
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms332
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of manuscripts of and relating to Creek Indians in the disputed boundaries of Georgia. Depositions include William Cavanah of Montgomery County, Georgia, dated January 28, 1798, Jefferson County, Georgia, regarding the Cavanah's plantation; and Brigadier-General David Blackshear of the Georgia Militia, dated September 29, 1813, for protection of the Indian frontier and erection of three forts. Also included is a letter from Samuel Jackson to Jack F. Cock, dated November 8, 1813, ordering Cock's company of Georgia Militia to proceed to Smith's fort for protection of the frontier; a declaration signed by Little Prince and twenty-eight Creek town chiefs of Broken Arrow, Creek Nation, dated August 24, 1826, regarding laws; declaration signed by Chilly McIntosh and nine others, dated August 28, 1826, disputing the laws cited by Little Prince under which General William McIntosh had been executed and his property confiscated; and a statement of the prisoners (all women) brought in from Thomas County, Georgia, dated September 28, 1836, signed by J.A. Chambers, regarding attacks on the Chattahoochee River, the capture of Eneah Mathla, and the escape of a party of Uchus.

The collection also includes a list of thirty-five African slaves captured by the Seminole Indians in Southern Florida and redeemed by order of General Thomas S. Jesup. The list includes name, age, height, sex, name of captor, place and date of capture, personal description, and owner's name. On the reverse is an order signed by General Jesup for payment to their captors of $20.00 for each slave on the list.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Creek Indian manuscripts, ms332, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

General Notes

Five manuscripts are available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Creek Indians -- Georgia.
Indians of North America -- Georgia.
Lists (document genres)
Seminole Indians -- Florida.
Slaves -- Florida.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Affidavit [of] Wiliam[?] Cavanah[?], 1798 Jan. 28, Jefferson County, Georgia / sworn to [by] Wiliam[?] Cavanah[?] , 1798 January 28 Access Online
11Deposition of David Blackshear, 1813 September 29
11Samuel Jackson letter to Jack F. Cock , 1813 November 8 Access Online
Samuel Jackson ordering Captain Jack F. Cock to move his troops out to Smith's Fort on the Apalachee River to help protect the frontier against Indian attacks.
11[Legal proceeding], Broken Arrow, Creek Nation / [signed by] Tustenuggee Hopie or the Little Prince , 1826 August 24 Access Online
11Legal opinion on Creek laws signed by Chilly McIntosh and nine others, 1826 Aug 28 Access Online
Statement rendered in (Creek?) Council on August 28, 1826 at Fort Mitchell to be submitted to (Colonel Tutt?) concerning the validity of certain Creek laws.
11Statement of the prisoners (all women) brought in from Thomas County, Georgia , 1836 September 28 Access Online
11[Roll of] Negro[e]s [captured and returned to] citizens in the Indian country [for] reward to the Indian captors Access Online