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All About William Mclntosh!

(1775 -1825) William was the Creek chief who sold the last of his people's land when he signed the Treaty of Indian Springs. The United States paid 200,000 to cede the last Creek land in Georgia to the federal government. Of course, many of the Creek Indians were very upset that their beloved land was sold. In result of their anger, they set his home on fire. They also shot, stabbed, and scalped him to death.

Dahlonega Gold Rush

The Dahlonega Gold Rush was discovered in 1829. It was the year of great discovery of gold. The 1st gold mining center, in the US, was i located in Lumpkin County. December 1829, a second law passed that refused the Cherokee any right to gold mine in Dahlonega.

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