Georgia's First People
Native American Resources

"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 United States.
- John R. Swanton, The Indians of the Southeastern United States 1946

reservations Cherokee Reservations, 1817/1819
rolls The Siler Rolls: 1851 Census of Cherokees east of the Mississippi:
  • Georgia
    Cherokee County
    Forsyth County
    Gilmer County
    Gordon County
    Gwinnett County
    Lumpkin County
    Murray County
    Union County
    Walker County
    1835 Census of Cherokees East of the Mississippi (385 names)

    Information on Registration with Cherokee Nation

  • culturally-affiliated

  • Muskogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
  • Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma (currently members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation)
  • Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress,
         Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations
  • Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
  • United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee (OK)

  • Indigenous Chiefdoms of Georgia

  • maps

  • Indian Families and Tribes - 178K
  • Indian Families as Located in 1650 - 205K
  • Indian Cessions in Georgia - 511K
  • treaties
  •   7. Creek, 7 Aug 1790 (Georgia)
  •  44. Creek, 16 Jun 1802 (Georgia)
  •  52. Cherokee, 24 Oct 1804. (Georgia - Wafford's Settlement)
  •  60. Creek, 14 Nov 1805 (Georgia)
  •  75. Creek, 9 Aug 1814 (Georgia, Alabama)
  •  76. Cherokee, 22 Mar 1816 (Georgia, North and South Carolina)
  •  83. Cherokee, 8 Jul 1817 (Georgia)
  •  92. Creek, 22 Jan 1818 (Georgia)
  •  93. Creek, 22 Jan 1818 (Georgia)
  • 116. Creek, 8 Jan 1821 (Georgia)
  • 127. Creek, 24 Jan 1826 (Georgia)
  • 131. Creek, 24 Jan 1826 (Georgia)
  • 203. Cherokee, 29 Dec 1835, Treaty of Removal or Treaty of New Echota.
            (Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia)

  • 'Trail of Tears' Removal Forts
  • Cherokee links

  • cemeteries

  • Pathkiller's tomb, New Echota
  • recommended
  • The Southeastern Indians by Charles Hudson
    (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press 1976)
    $20, ISBN 0-87049-248-9, 592 pp, illustrations

  • The Indians of the Southeastern United States by John R. Swanton, 1946/reprinted 1979, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

  • Cherokee Proud: a guide for tracing and honoring your Cherokee ancestors $26
  • CharlesHudson, Southeastern Indians

    racial mixes


    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:

    1. The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
      P. O. Box 1993, Dahlonega GA 30533;
    2. The Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe
      Route 2, Box 370, Whigham GA 31797; and
    3. The Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Council
      Saint George GA 31646.

    (b) The General Assembly may recognize tribes, bands, groups, or communities other than those stated in subsection (a) of this Code section as the General Assembly deems appropriate.

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