Friday, March 13, 2009

The Oconee War (1773-1796) Lecture at National Archives Morrow March 21

Origins and Consequences; Borderland Warfare and the Future of the State

March 21, 2009
10:00 AM
National Archives Morrow, GA

Steven Scurry will speak on pre-Revolutionary origins of the war and post war studies of both the Creek Nation and Georgia. The media presentation will use both historic maps, one presented publicly for the first time, and modern transpositions to present the land struggle from a ground level. A map fold out with an event chronology will be provided to Society members. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period

Mr. Scurry graduated from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, home of the Foxfire project. He struck out across the country to find what remained of Native America -geographically and culturally. The people and places encountered in this youthful pilgrimage made a lasting and nurturing impression on him.

He studied Anthropology at Western Carolina University and finished a degree at the University of Georgia, all the while exploring southern landscapes and communities.

The war narrative emerged from a more organized study of 18th century manuscripts and maps, leading to an earlier era in American Indian/Georgia relations. These lectures and presentations are the result of nearly 10 years of study and research. A half dozen articles are in publication and a book is in the writing.

Sponsored by The Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Inc.

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