ERIC Number: ED156583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Georgia Indian Frontier, 1773-1783.
O'Donnell, James H.
One of a series of pamphlets about the American Revolution in Georgia, this document examines the relationship between Indians and Colonials in pre-revolutionary times. It can be used as supplementary reading or a two-week unit for junior or senior high school students. A brief teacher's guide is included. The main part of the document relates the political and military interactions between Loyalists, Patriots, and Indian tribes. In 1773, a land cession called the "New Purchase" was negotiated between the British governor of Georgia, white traders, and the Creek and Cherokee tribes. This illustrated white encroachment on Indian land. Efforts of specific American Indian commissioners prevented the Indians from waging war on the Colonials. Also, factionalism within and among tribes kept the Indians from joining in a combined resistance to white settlers. During the war years, Indians generally sided with British forces and suffered losses to Patriot armies. The roles of specific white and Indian leaders in these struggles are discussed. The teacher's guide presents learning and skill objectives, activities, and discussion questions based on the content of the text. (AV)
Descriptors: American Indians, Colonial History (United States), Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Land Acquisition, Land Settlement, Leadership, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Reading Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, State History, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, Treaties, Tribes, United States History, War
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Commission for the Bicentennial Celebration, Atlanta.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 986-993