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Endgame for EmpireBritish-Creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763-1776$
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John T. Juricek

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060743

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060743.001.0001

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A Promising Reset

A Promising Reset

The Augusta Congress

(p.36) 2 A Promising Reset
Endgame for Empire

John T. Juricek

, Gene Allen Smith
University Press of Florida

The proposed general congress at Augusta almost did not occur. Most Indians, especially the Upper Creeks and Lower Creeks, had good reasons to stay home. The southern governors other than host Wright did not wish to make the long trip to Augusta. The congress did take place due to Stuart’s persistence and George Galphin’s influence with the Lower Creeks. Emistisiguo, one of the few Upper Creek leaders to attend, formed a close relationship with Stuart. The main benefit to Indians via the Augusta treaty was oblivion for past misdeeds. The main benefit to the British was a surprisingly generous land cession. Indian attendees accepted the idea of a well-marked British-Indian boundary line, though they probably would have preferred a buffer zone.

Keywords:   Emistisiguo, Augusta Congress, Upper Creeks, Lower Creeks, Land cession, Boundary, Buffer zone

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