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        The Thirst for New Land | Georgia Stories

        Just as present-day Georgia is experiencing growth as new people move in, a similar spurt in growth occurred in Georgia after the American Revolution. New people poured into central and north Georgia wanting to own land. Federal Indian agent Benjamin Hawkins had the job of implementing the civilization plan among the Creek Indians. The plan, that ultimately failed, was to turn them into farmers so they would no longer need their vast hunting grounds.

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