Did you know? July 13, 2011

Did you know? July 13, 2011

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DID YOU KNOW ….

William McIntosh, Jr. and 49 other Creek Chiefs of the Lower Creeks (Indians in Georgia) signed the Treaty that sold West Georgia to the United States in 1825?

The Upper Creeks (Indians in Alabama) whose land was not involved in the sale, blamed McIntosh for spearheading the sale and murdered him in his home shortly afterwards, yet themselves negotiated a second treaty which actually gave the U. S. more land than the first treaty?

The Lower Creeks moved into Alabama in 1826, as survey teams laid off the land lots, prior to moving to the equivalent amount of land they were given west of the Mississippi in exchange for West Georgia?

Many Creek chiefs were sons of Creek princesses and Scottish fathers but Indian culture considered them part of their mothers’ families, not their fathers’ so they could hold leadership positions in the Creek Nation?

The gold McIntosh was supposedly given to pay for improvements the Creeks would leave behind was allegedly buried near the Chattahoochee River and never found after his murder?