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Subject: Indian agents | Government relations | Diplomacy | Land claims | Land tenure | Politics and government | Agriculture | Social life and customs | Economic conditions | Surveying
Extent: 285 pages
Description: Original in possession of Independence National Historical Park. Letter book kept by Hawkins at the Creek Agency relating to Indian affairs, including outgoing letters, memoranda, and speeches to and from the Creeks and Choctaws. Topics include an attempt to survey the St. Mary's River and Spanish-U.S. relations. Includes a "sketch" of the Indians at the Creek Agency discussing political organization, agriculture, manufacture, public establishments, and justice. Materials written variously at Fort Wilkinson, Tukabatchee, and Coweta.
Collection: Benjamin Hawkins letterbook, 1798-1810 (Mss.Film.680)
Extent: 1 reel
Description: This journal of U.S. Indian agent Benjamin Hawkins covers agency affairs at Tookaubatchee [Tukabatchee], January 23-July 1, 1802. Includes meetings with Creek Indians; treaty negotiations at Fort Wilkinson; relevant correspondence. Originals at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Note: Also on this microfilm reel is Hugh Young's "A topographic memoir on East and West Florida" (1818). See RLIN entry PAAV89-A10.
Collection: Journal of occurrences in the Creek agency (Mss.Film.692a)
Extent: 1 volume
Description: One of three manuscript copies in Hawkins' hand, the other two being in the Georgia Department of Archives and History [see Pound (1951):251]. A listing of towns and villages of Muskhogee and especially Creek Indians, together with a discussion of customs, the Busketau, and answers to queries proposed to an old Creek Indian. Addenda on war parties, 1813, and treaties, 1773-1796.
Collection: Sketch of the Creek country in the years 1798 and 1799 (Mss.970.3.H31)