Recently I discovered an old map of Richmond County that shows where lots of Blackstones living at present day Fort Gordon. Close by is a note on the map that says ""Old Uchee Indian Village". In my search for Blackstones that were Indians, I am looking for Indians that lived in Richmond and Columbia County. Near the County line is a creek that connects to the Savannah called Euchee Creek. In James Zachary's will, he gave land to James and John Blackstone on Euchee Creek. The Uchee / Yuchi tribe definitely lived in this area. Below are a few maps:
Below are some links that tell more information about the Yuchi.
Who Were the Mysterious Yuchi Indians of Tennessee and the Southeast?
UCHEE CREEK, Columbia County
Tribes of Georgia (see Yuchi)
- (Georgia) Extract from The Indian Tribes of North America by John R. Swanton
– South Carolina Indians –
If the legends fade,
...........who will teach the children?
Indians in the "Trustees of Georgia" Painting
Yuchi, a.k.a. Hogologe, Uchee. An Overview
A Brave Journey
Indigenous Chiefdoms of Georgia
Tuckassee King Landing, in Effingham County 3 miles east of Clyo on 119, is a popular access site to the Savannah River, and features an unusual natural area. Tuckassee King was named for a Yuchi Indian chief from a nearby village and was the first county seat of Effingham County.
A combined force of British, Yamassee and Yuchi Indians attack the Spanish mission of San Juan de Guacara in northern Florida. Many Timucua Indians in the area have been converted to Christianity or are loyal to the Franciscan monks. All of the Timucua Indians at the mission are killed in the fighting.
1814, November 9th
The Treaty of Fort Jackson (7 stat.120) officially ends the Creek War. The Creeks, including those who fought with Andrew Jackson, are forced to cede 22,000,000 acres, almost half their lands, to the United States. Timpoochee Barnard, one of the Yuchi Indian allies of the Americans, is one of the signatories to the treaty of Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson, formerly Fort Toulouse, is in modern Wetumpka, Alabama.