FLOR500, Garden 57 Alexander McGillivray, Creek Indian Leader (ca. 1750–1793) The son of a Scottish trader and a Creek woman, Alexander McGillivray became a controversial Creek Indian leader in the 1780s and 1790s. While attempting to unite the Creek Indians for negotiating treaties and trade agreements with the United States, British, and Spanish, he amassed a personal fortune in slaves, cattle, and land. As an employee and partner of the British trading firm of Panton, Leslie, and Co., he helped control the Indian trade over much of the southeastern U.S.
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Alexander McGillivray, Creek Indian Leader

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Alexander McGillivray, Creek Indian Leader

(ca. 1750–1793)

The son of a Scottish trader and a Creek woman, Alexander McGillivray became a controversial Creek Indian leader in the 1780s and 1790s. While attempting to unite the Creek Indians for negotiating treaties and trade agreements with the United States, British, and Spanish, he amassed a personal fortune in slaves, cattle, and land. As an employee and partner of the British trading firm of Panton, Leslie, and Co., he helped control the Indian trade over much of the southeastern U.S.    





 




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