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Treaty at New York with the Creek Nation

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHuntington Library: Andrew Pickens Papers view image
PublicationHays, J.E., ed. Indian Treaties Cessions of Land in Georgia 1705-1837. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1941. (no image)
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 7, 1790
Author Name Alexander McGillivray (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Treaty between the United States and Creek Nation. A clear boundary is established and the Creeks cede all land to the north and east of the boundary in exchange for an annual sum of $1,500 paid by the United States government to the Creek Nation. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and the United States government permits the Creek Nation to punish any U.S. citizen who trespasses onto their land. The United States declares that no citizen is to hunt on Creek lands and also announces a program to encourage Creeks to become herdsmen and cultivators rather than hunters.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes Treaty Book 1777-1796, pp.1269-1278, in Department of Archives.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Creek; Indians; Henry Knox; Seminoles; Alexander McGillivray; Negroes; ;
Related Places New York; Georgia; Savannah River; Keowee River; Occunna Mountain; Tugelo River; Appalachee; Currahee Mountain; Oconee River; St. Mary's River; Altamaha River; Oakmulgee River; Creek Nation; ;
Keywords Husbandry; domestic animals; treaty;
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