Orig. pub. Savannah 1848 and 1916. Reprinted 1974, 1982, 2003. (v), 88, 500 pp., frontis., map. Item #47
This reprint combines two volumes of the Georgia Historical Society's Collections. Written by the first Indian agent in the United States, the book is an account of Southeastern Indian affairs from 1796 to1806. The reader follows Hawkins's travels through the Indian country in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee in his dealings with the Indians. The Sketch of the Creek Country is filled with information relating to the life, manners, and customs of the Creeks, and the natural features of the country. The Letters give the history of the various tribes with whom Hawkins lived and worked and include the details of treaties, his correspondence on behalf of the Indians, details of Indian languages, and manners and customs. A map of the Creek country, produced in 1818, is included.