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Descriptions of the Native American tribes that called North Georgia home.

Cherokee Indians
Cherokee called present-day Georgia 'The Enchanted Land' and it was here that they began the final battle to stay in their homeland in 1819. At one time the nation had spread from the Ohio River to the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains, from North Carolina to the Mississippi River.

Chieftains Trail - Northwest Georgia's Native American History


Northwest Georgia's Creek Indians
A loose-knit Confederacy of about 12 tribes the Creek were the first of the so-called historic tribes in Georgia.

Mississippian Moundbuilders
The last cultural development of the prehistoric Moundbuilders was the Mississippians who roamed Georgia from 950 to 1500.

The Trail of Tears
In 1838 the Cherokee Indians were forced west on a tragic journey known as The Trail of Tears

Woodland Indians
Woodland Indians spread across Northwest Georgia, growing crops in our fertile valleys and hunting the plentiful game.


 

 

 

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