On Saturday, February 1, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 45-minute program at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District focusing on how the Cherokee felt under the influence of English trade and, ultimately,...

Editor's note: This is a new installment in Joy Odom's ongoing series on the Georgia Land Lottery. For preceding installments, click the history icon on the home page, or "columns," then "history," in the navigator above.

For much of the information I have used in this...

Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.--On Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special program at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. This 45-minute talk focuses on the Cherokee who fought alongside Andrew Jac...

Editor's note: This is a new installment in Joy Odom's ongoing series on the Georgia Land Lottery. For preceding installments, click the history icon on the home page, or "columns," then "history," in the navigator above.

Often as I drive through some of the less popula...

In 1832, after the forced departure of the Cherokee Indians from what had been their lands for hundreds of years, the state of Georgia began carving the area into new counties and opening these to “fortunate drawers” from the lottery and other new settlers to the area....

Because the procedures used for the previous lotteries had worked so well, the state authorities didn’t make many significant changes in how the 1832 one was conducted. However, in a further effort to make this lottery as fair and open to as many different classes of p...

After the last hopes and efforts of the Cherokees had been defeated and they were on their way out of the state to their designated reservation in Oklahoma, the state of Georgia got busy redistributing their land to white settlers within the state. According to a law p...

The land lottery system that was used in 1805 in Georgia worked so well that the state government continued the system to distribute new lands when they became available. That happened in 1807 when the Creek Indians sold the state some more lands in middle Georgia, and...

This is Part 3 of Joy Odom's series on the Georgia Land Lottery. Access the earlier columns by clicking the Historically Speaking icon on the Planet homepage. 

Probably because the whole thing was so exciting and everybody was so involved with the actual drawing that no...

It must have been exciting to live in Georgia in early 1805--even if you lived in the hindmost of hinterlands, and there were a lot of those. Savannah was the only city of any real size. The great majority of citizens lived either way out in the country or in or near s...

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