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Treaty with the Cherokee
July 2, 1791 Treaty with the Cherokee, commonly called the Treaty of the Holston. This treaty redefined the cession of a portion of Georgia including Currahee Mountain, based on a 1790 treaty with the Creek Indians.
  Treaty with the Cherokee
February 7, 1792 Amendment to the Treaty with the Cherokee, 1791
  Treaty with the Cherokee

This treaty defined the western boundary of settlement for the United States, and tried to calm the Cherokee Nation who had witnessed the erosion of the Treaty of Hopewell.

At the time this treaty was signed, the Cherokee, mostly the Lower Towns, were in open revolt, attacking and being attacked by the settlers.

In 1792 the treaty was amended to include an increase in the annuity paid the Cherokee from $1000.00 to $1500.00.

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