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Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians

Unknown1805

Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Portrait of Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1818) on his plantation along the Flint River in central Georgia. Hawkins is seen teaching Creek Indians how to use a plow. Behind Hawkins, a Creek Indian carries a basket of corn from the back of a wagon. On the other side, a Creek mother nurses her child. The background is dotted with farm animals and small buildings along the Flint River.

Image courtesy the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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  • Title: Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1805

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