A collection of material of Andrew
Pickens, Indian commissioner; the collection deals with Indian affairs in the Carolinas and
Georgia (1785-1820), including negotiations of treaties with the Cherokee and Creek nations,
and establishment of boundaries.
General Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), was a South Carolina soldier and legislator. After
serving in the American Revolution, Pickens became a member of the South Carolina
legislature, and later represented his state in the United States Congress. From 1785 to
1797, he served on a number of federal commissions appointed by the Congress and the
President to negotiate with the Cherokee and Creek Indians, particularly in relation to
conflicts on the Georgia border. The commissions negotiated treaties of Hopewell (1786), New
York (1790), Holson (1791) and Coleraine (1797).
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