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Creek Indians at Augusta
May 1, 1776 200 Creek Indians meet with representatives of the Georgia government in Augusta.
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  Creek Indians at Augusta

English and Georgia agents were working hard, the Georgians to secure their borders for the revolution that was now apparent, the English to ferment dissent among the Indians. Although the group was mostly part of the Lower Towns, two delegations were from Tallassie and Okfuskee, the latter the largest town in the Creek Nation. Leading the American side was George Galphin, Indian trader, plantation owner and rabidly pro-Revolution. His job was to ensure that the Creek did not join the English. He specifically asked the Creek not only to stay with the Americans and depend on them for trade, but to expel the Englishmen. Galphin failed miserably. During the Revolution only the Tame King and Fat King stayed pro-American, although the Creek did continue to openly trade with the Americans throughout the Nation.

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