The Politics of Indian Removal: Creek Government and Society in Crisis

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U of Nebraska Press, 1985 - History - 237 pages
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In the two decades after their defeat by the United States in the Creek War in 1814, the Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama came under increasing?ultimately irresistible?pressure from state and federal governments to abandon their homeland and retreat westward. That historic move came in 1836. This study, based heavily on a wide variety of primary sources, is distinguished for its Creek perspective on tribal affairs during a period of upheaval.
 

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Contents

A Place and a People
1
The Erosion of Creek Autonomy 15401814
17
The Politicization of the Creek Agency
45
Creek Law and the Treaty of Indian Springs 181825
69
The Abrogation of the Treaty of Indian Springs 182526
98
Creek Removal from Georgia 182627
126
Alabama Interlude 182736
141
Removal from Alabama
174
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Michael D. Green is professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College.

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