Oglethorpe and the Indians James Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia Colony and first Georgia governor, is shown with the Muskogee (Creek) leaders in Savannah, Georgia. The Muskogee present Oglethorpe with a buffalo skin with an eagle in the center, a symbol of friendship and trust.
Savannah was Founded in 1733
by Anna Scifres
• Georgia was the 13th Colony
• Founded on June 9th 1732 by James Edward
Oglethorpe under commission of King George II
• Six Ships with 116 Colonists landed at
Yamacraw Bluffs on Feb 12, 1733 and set up
what would later become Savannah
• Local Native American Tribes were Cherokee,
Muskegee (Creek), Chickasaw, Ocmulgee,
Etowah and Nachoochee
Oglethorpe and The Indians
U.S. Capital Rotunda frieze by Filippo Costaggini (1880-1889)
A view of Savannah Georgia March 29, 1734A view of Savannah Georgia March 29, 1734
• Named after King George II
• The King Wanted a Buffer between South
Carolina and Spanish Florida
• Oglethorpe was the First Governor of Georgia
• Local Economy Fact??
• Started as slave free colony but later decided to
• Government of Colony fact??
Georgia in American Revolution
• 4th State to Ratify the Constitution
• Least Populated State at the Time
• Of the 50,000 inhabitants, half were slaves
• Georgians signing The Declaration of
Independence were: Button Gwinnett, Lyman
Hall and George Walton.
• In 1778 Savannah was captured by the British.
Other Georgia Facts
• Famous people from Georgia??