"In this reexamination of early Georgia history, Sweet reconstructs the story of Trustee Georgia around the themes of first contact between natives and newcomers and the process of negotiation that ensued between the two cultures as Creeks and Georgians entered into collaboration and, at times, conflict."
—Kathryn E. Holland Braund, author of Deerskins and Duffels: Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685–1815
As Sweet focuses on negotiations between James Oglethorpe, the English leader, and Tomochichi, the Lower Creek representative, over issues of trade, land, and military support, she also looks at other individuals and groups who played a role in British-Creek interactions during this period: British traders; missionaries, including John Wesley and George Whitefield; the Salzburgers of Ebenezer; interpreters such as Mary Musgrove; the Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Cherokees; British colonists from South Carolina; and Spanish and French forces who vied with the Georgia settlers for land, trading rights, and Indian support.
This study of conflict and compromise, dominance and accommodation, will alter previous judgments about the Georgia Trustee colony--and the role of Tomochichi and the Lower Creeks in ensuring its survival.
Read more about Trustee Georgia at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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