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Oglethorpe signs treaty with Creek
May 21, 1733 First treaty with the Creek Indians. When Oglethorpe landed, Tomochichi had granted Oglethorpe the right to use the land on the Savannah River, but explained that chiefs of the Creek Nation needed to also approve the transfer of land.
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  Oglethorpe signs treaty with Creek

The treaty permitted Oglethorpe and the colonists to use the land not being used by the Creek, which roughly corresponded to the land between the Altamaha and Savannah River. Additionally, there were basic trading stipulations and for their friends in South Carolina the Georgians had the Creek agree to return slaves (Georgia would technically be slave-free until 1750).

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