HIST 3304 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Yamasee War, Debatable Lands, James Oglethorpe

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North america was not their focus of settlement the spanish wanted to focus on. South america where they knew there was gold: ga becomes the debatable land. 5 major tribes in the mississippian area cherokee, creek, chikasaw, seminole, choctaw: shatterzones (1540 1700) european colonizations shattered the bonds/alliances that the. Natives had and displaced them during colonization, aftwerwards the reformed into new alliances. Yamassee war (1715-1717: natives were upset that the european settlers were encroaching on their land without a prior agreement, many nations began to raid south carolina in retaliation. Killing women and children, the settlers were terrified because they had never seen this kidn of warfare before: europeans decided to settle the area more and to try to make strong alliances with the natives. Fort king george (1721-1727: located at the mouth of the altamaha river, this fort did not last because there was no true leasership the soldiers would get drunk every night, there was no order.

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