The Collected Works of Benjamin Hawkins by Benjamin Hawkins

By Benjamin Hawkins

A entire number of an important resources at the overdue historical Creek Indians and their environment.

In 1795 Benjamin Hawkins, a former U.S. senator and consultant to George Washington, used to be appointed U.S. Indian agent and superintendent of all of the tribes south of the Ohio River. in contrast to so much different brokers, he lived one of the Creek Indians for his whole tenure, from 1796 to 1816. traveling forth from his domestic at the Flint River in Georgia, he served southeastern Indians as executive middleman in the course of one of many longest eras of peace within the historical period.

Hawkins's journals offer precise information regarding European-Indian relatives within the 18th-century frontier of the South. His descriptions of the ordinary and cultural atmosphere are thought of probably the greatest assets for the ethnohistory of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and, particularly, the Creek Indians and the normal heritage in their territory.

Two formerly released our bodies of labor by way of Benjamin Hawkins are incorporated here-A caricature of the Creek nation within the Years 1798 and 1799 and The Letters of Benjamin Hawkins 1796-1806. a 3rd physique of labor that hasn't ever been released, "A Viatory or magazine of Distances" (describing routes and distances of a 3,578-mile trip via components of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi), has been extra. jointly, those records make up the recognized physique of Hawkins' work—his talks, treaties, correspondence, aboriginal vocabularies, commute journals, and files of the manners, customs, rites, and civil polity of the tribes. Hawkins' paintings offers a useful checklist of the time period.

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