State Archives to Present Program on “Georgia Lotteries and Indigenous Programs” | Education

The Georgia Archives October Virtual Learning and Lunch – Friday, October 8 from noon to 1 p.m. – is “Georgia Lotteries and Native Americans” presented by Archives of Georgia Collections Director Dr. Hendry Miller .

“Georgia’s Land Lotteries and Native Americans” explores the reactions of Native Americans to the expansion of Georgia’s territory in the early 19th century.

The Archives will first describe land distribution systems in Georgia and then use Georgia land lottery records to explore how Native Americans interacted with Georgian authorities and within their own societies. The presentation will also discuss resources available online and at the Georgia Archives.

Miller has worked at the Georgia Archives since 2018.

A native of Barrow County, Hendry studied history at Valdosta State University and graduated from Florida State University, earning a doctorate. in 2017. His research and education focused on American history, particularly the Colonial South and early South America.

Aabout Georgia archivesThe Georgia Archives is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, manages, preserves, provides access to and publishes records and information of Georgia and its people, and assists state and local government agencies in their records management.

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