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Colonial Georgia and the CreeksAnglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 17331763$
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John T. Juricek

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034683

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034683.001.0001

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A Wider War and Deeper Discord

A Wider War and Deeper Discord

(p.125) Chapter Five A Wider War and Deeper Discord
Colonial Georgia and the Creeks

John T. Juricek

University Press of Florida

This chapter sheds light on the period when King George II declared war on France in 1744. The focus of the campaigns fought elsewhere shifted from the south to the west and the southeast became more complex and more dangerous with Georgia's role overshadowed by that of the far stronger colony of South Carolina. The British had an unstable coalition of Chickasaws, Cherokees, and a few Choctaws. The Lower Creeks enjoyed this position as they were lured by all the imperial powers and received gifts from all of them. In 1738 the British government relieved the Georgia Trustees of the responsibility for military affairs, and Oglethorpe as the British commander in chief, had the main responsibility for maintaining Indian relations. His appointment of Captain William Horton as his successor as chief negotiator and his subsequent relieving by his superior officer lieutenant colonel Alexander Heron are some of the topics looked at in this chapter.

Keywords:   King George II, declaration of war, imperial coalitions, Creeks, Chickasaws, James Oglethorpe, William Horton, Alexander Heron

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