Georgia’s Land Lotteries and Native Americans
Presenter: Dr. Hendry Miller (Georgia Archives Collections Manager)
October 8th, 2021, 12-1 PM EST
Location: Virtual October Lunch and Learn
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“Georgia’s Land Lotteries and Native Americans” explores Native American reactions to Georgia’s expanding territory in the early nineteenth century. We will first describe land distribution systems in Georgia and then use records of Georgia’s land lotteries to explore how Native Americans interacted with Georgia officials and within their own societies. Lastly, the presentation will discuss what resources are available online and at the Georgia Archives.
Hendry Miller is the Collections Manager at the Georgia Archives, where he has worked since 2018. Originally from Barrow County, Hendry studied history at Valdosta State University and conducted graduate work at Florida State University, earning a Ph.D. in 2017. His research and education focused on American history, particularly the Colonial and Early American South.
The link to the event will also be available on the Georgia Archives webpage.
The Georgia Archives is a unit of Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, manages, preserves, provides access to, and publicizes records and information of Georgia and its people, and assists state and local government agencies with their records management.