Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: Native American History in Georgia

Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area historical marker located in Early County.

This week’s #MarkerMonday highlighted Benjamin Hawkins, Indian Agent to the Creeks during the late 18th century. To further explore Native American history in Georgia, GHS invites you to take part in an online historical marker scavenger hunt exploring the people, places, and events, that shaped our state and nation’s history.

To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers to the questions! You can access the online database by following this link. Once there, search all of Georgia’s markers by keyword, location, region, time period, subject, and marker program to answer the following questions. For a quick tutorial on how to use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database, click here.

Click the toggle below to access the Native American History in Georgia Scavenger Hunt.

Click here for a printable version of the online scavenger hunt. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, check your answers here!!

  1. This person served as Oglethorpe’s chief interpreter and ran a successful trading post near the Savannah River.
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  2. Who is credited as creating the first written form of the Cherokee language?
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  3. During this battle between Creek Indians and Spanish Apalachees, the Creeks arranged blankets around a campfire to trick the Apalachees into attacking empty blankets.
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  4. Tomochichi was the mico of what tribe?
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  5. Which treaty voided Native American land claims east of the Mississippi River?
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  6. This Scotch-Coweta chief was killed by the Upper Creeks after ceding Creek lands west of the Flint River to whites.
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  7. This line located in Banks County served as the boundary between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation.
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  8. Located eight miles from Decatur, this location shows archaeological evidence of how Native Americans created stone bowls.
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  9. This location was home to Major Ridge and served as the site where the Treaty of New Echota was negotiated.
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  10. This group of Native Americans migrated to Georgia from North Carolina to participate in the turpentine industry.
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  11. This large mound site was built during the Middle and Late Woodland periods.
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  12. This city served as the capital of the Cherokee Nation and was home to the first Native American newspaper office, the Cherokee Phoenix.
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  13. This town, which was later burnt by the Spaniards in the 17th century, was mentioned in the travel narratives of de Soto.
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  14. Native Americans from the Archaic period are thought to have created petroglyphs on six soapstone boulders at this site. What is the name of the site and what is a petroglyph?
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