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Accurate Map of the Province of Georgia, 1780

Accurate Map of the Province of Georgia, 1780

A New and Accurate Map of the Province of Georgia in 1780 North America – The official British map showed only three Cherokee hamlets in Georgia and stated that there were 25 Cherokee men of military age in the entire Province of Georgia

1780 Map of the Province of Georgia.

Accurate Map of the Province of Georgia, 1780 North America – The official British map showed only three Cherokee hamlets in Georgia and stated that there were 25 Cherokee men of military age in the entire Province of Georgia.

 

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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