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This Day in Georgia History

February 12, 1825

Treaty of Indian Springs Signed

A group of Lower Creek chiefs led by William McIntosh signed the Treaty of Indian Springs giving up all remaining Creek lands in Georgia. Subsequently, a group of Upper Creeks assassinated McIntosh on April 29, 1825 at his home on the Chattahoochee River. Opposition by Creeks to the Treaty of Indian Springs would lead to subsequent treaties in 1826 and 1827 whereby all Creek lands in Georgia were ceded to the state.