What is shocking is the actual volume of activity taking place in the three decades before the advent of the English at Jamestown. We have central to this a shepardic Jewish migration that landed in New York but then pushed through the central mountain valley in the Appalachians down through to today's Atlanta.
All this anchored new villages as well as caused the direct destruction of local Indians.
From this is is clear that a history commission needs to be convened in order to properly assemble documentation and archaeology for the Eastern seaboard including the drainages feeding into the Atlantic. There is really no excuse for getting this so wrong except the reality of under resourced history departments all teaching what was handed down however unlikely.
Virginia’s William Berkeley and the Creation of the Cherokee Indians: Part One
Posted by Richard Thornton | Aug 30, 2016
Georgia’s first history text was written by William Bacon Stephens, a newly graduated medical doctor from Maine. He arrived in Savannah in 1837, the year before the Cherokee Removal. Along with a hardware store owner from New York, they founded the Georgia Historical Society. Georgia’s population was minuscule until the late 1780s, so from the beginning of the state’s existence there was very little folk knowledge concerning the original Native Americans in the state.