The early history of Georgia represents the struggle between many different cultures; including the indigenous chiefdoms of the Mocama and Guale Indians, Spanish Missionaries, British traders, and later the introduction of various tribes of Creek Indians. A branch of the Creek Indian nation, the Yamacraw tribe, located near Savannah, Georgia favored British interests over those of the Spanish in Saint Augustine, Florida. Without assistance from Tomochichi and Mary Musgrove, General James Oglethorpe's vision of the founding of Georgia, and War with Spain might have had a different outcome.
Spanish Missions in Georgia
Tomochichi (ca. 1644-1739)
Mary Musgrove (ca. 1700-ca. 1763)
Last updated: April 29, 2020