"Cherokees! The President of the United States has sent me with a
powerful army, to cause you, in obedience to the treaty of 1835, to
join that part of your people who have already established in
prosperity on the other side of the Mississippi. ... The full moon of
May is already on the wane; and before another shall have passed
away, every Cherokee man, woman and child in those states must be in
motion to join their brethren in the far West. ..."|
- Letter to the Cherokee from U.S.A. Major General Scott, May 10, 1838
But the period of removal passed at last, and all of the Indians
of the old Southeast except perhaps 1,500 Cherokee, 500 Seminole,
2,000-3,000 Choctaw, and some mixed-blood groups mainly in Virginia
and the Carolinas, were gone. ... The rest of the Indian population
formerly resident in the area which is the subject of this study was
collected in the eastern part of what was then known as Indian
Territory and since 1907 has been the State of Oklahoma. Here they at
first established little semiautonomous states under the patronage of
the general government which were gradually extinguished, the
individuals under each becoming citizens of Oklahoma and of the
Rolls: 1851 Census of Cherokees east of the Mississippi: |
Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations
(Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia)
(Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press 1976)
$20, ISBN 0-87049-248-9, 592 pp, illustrations
tribes NB: There are no federally-recognized
Indian Tribes in Georgia itself.
Georgia General Assembly - Unannotated Code 44-12-300.
(a) The State of Georgia officially recognizes as legitimate American Indian tribes of Georgia the following tribes, bands, groups, or communities:
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