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"Juricek's definitive study reflects his mastery of the documents as well as the personalities of the interface between colony and the Indans from 1733 to 1763."
"Juricek also deserves praise for teasing out, insofar as possible, Creek motives, personalities, and negotiating ploys during the first 30 years of Georgia's existence."
--Choice, vol.48 n4
Provides an in depth analysis of the diplomatic relations between the English and the Creeks during colonial Georgia's first thirty years. Well written and forceful.
"Juricek's careful explanations move far beyond simplistic dualisms and stereotypes and deserve the attention scholar of Indian diplomacy in early America. Juricek brings a sophisticated understanding of sovereignty to the historiography of colonial-era Native studies and in the process recasts our understanding of eighteenth-century Georgia and Creek Indian history."
--American Historical Review
"Has much to recommend it to students of colonial history and should be required reading for anyone interested in Creek history. It re-presents a number of well-known events in greater and more vivid detail and offers fresh and stimulating interpretations of some of the most significant of these."
--The Journal of American History
"Colonial Georgia and the Creeks offers a nuanced perspective on one aspect of the English-Creek relationship, accessible enough to assign for advanced undergraduates, but with enough detail to satisfy specialists as well."
--The Florida Historical Quarterly
"With numerous insights into early Creek colonial politics and Georgia colonial politics, Juricek's book gives us much to digest. Not only will it absorb interested non-specialists, but scholars of the early colonial South will want to keep copies near at hand."
--American Indian Culture and Research Journal
"… a balanaced study of Anglo-Indian diplomacy. Juricek should be congratulated for his ethnohistorically informed understanding of Creek society"
--Tyler Boulware, Georgia Historical Quarterly
Not only provides a well-written and well-researched addition to the field but provides insight into the founding of the Georgia colony and the colonists’ use of diplomacy with the Creeks to acquire land and opportunities for trade.