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Old 05-15-2016, 01:04 PM
 
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Where are Native Americans in Georgia today? Does anyone know how many people in this state are descendant from the Creek and Cherokee or other Georgia tribes?
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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I found a map that breaksdown the former tribal areas of the state.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._Americans.jpg
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Where are Native Americans in Georgia today? Does anyone know how many people in this state are descendant from the Creek and Cherokee or other Georgia tribes?
The Creek and Indian nations were forcibly driven from the state by European settlers in the first half of the 19th century (1800s). So except for some state and federal historic sites, there are no communities of native Americans in Georgia like there are in some neighboring states. Google TRAIL OF TEARS, NEW ECHOTA.

Also, New Georgia Encylopedia has a lengthy entry on the subject.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears

Cherokee Indians | New Georgia Encyclopedia
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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Not a lot is left. Europeans made a good go of genocide when it came to the "savages" with the help of the US government.

Pretty sad I'd say.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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Cherokee of Georgia

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We are a legitimate Culturally Traditional Tribe recognized by the State of Georgia as such, (OCGA 44-12-300). Our Tribe strives to maintain our Traditional views and life-ways while embracing the future. We believe it is important to keep our hearts in the past, our heads in the present, and our eyes to the future.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:45 PM
 
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Some history that many may not know is that while still in the south many members of the Five Civilized tribes adopted the practices of Black slavery. This practice continued in Oklahoma even after the tribes had been moved out there.

In recent years the descendants of these Black slaves known as Freedmen have been struggling to maintain their tribal status.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQkmM041P4



This involves the Creek Freedmen:

https://nondoc.com/2016/06/02/muscog...-voted-us-out/
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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A lot of the early unmarried settlers in north Georgia took Cherokee wives, as women were at a premium on the frontier. I've met many fellow Georgians over the years that have Cherokee heritage in their family.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:29 AM
 
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This professor at the University of West Georgia gave an interesting presentation on the Creek and Cherokee. It's about an hour long so check it out when you have some spare time.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZRUJavFF8
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