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A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

The War the Slaveholders Won: Indian Removal and the State of Georgia

University of Georgia
Published March 15, 2016


In October 2015, the Michael C. Carlos Museum debuted "Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection," a major exhibit accompanied by four invited public lectures. Dr. Claudio Saunt's November 10, 2015, lecture explored Georgia's role in Indian Removal policies that expelled 100,000 people from the Southeast in the 1830s.


About the Speaker

Claudio Saunt is Richard B. Russell professor of American History, co-director of the Center for Visual History, and associate director of the Center for Native American Studies at the University of Georgia. He is currently working on a book on Indian removal. Previous books include West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 (New York: W.W. Norton, 2014), A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733–1816 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), and Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Cover Image Attribution:

"View of posts and distances in the Cherokee Nation, to illustrate Major General Scott's operations in 1838," Letters of General Scott, 1838. National Archives, RG 75, Central Map File, Indian Territory, no. CA 96, NACP.

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