On Sunday, John and I attended a lecture on the Oconee War. Billed as a history of the battle for the land between the North Oconee and the Apalachee Rivers, this lecture proved very interesting. Steven Scurry lectured about the Creek Indians and their aspirations to retain the “beloved” land in the region and attempt to co-exist with the Georgians.
Scurry loves this history and has conducted the research in this free time. His knowledge far out reaches the time alotted for the lecture. Look for book sometime.
The history began with an explanation of the Creek’s “beloved” paths between major areas of what is now Georgia and the treaty entered with Georgians in 1773. Scurry explained some of the traditions and the perspective of the Creek based on transcripts from Spanish, French and US archives. Unfortunately, we did not cover all the history listed in the program. If you have the opportunity to catch his lecture, you should make a point to hear him speak.
See The Flagpole’s Pub Notes for a great summary of the lecture