AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[GA] Land Lotteries History
"For an average price of seven cents an acre, Georgians gradually moved westward onto land previously owned by Native Americans. The acquisition of property distributed in subsequent lotteries began in 1802, when Georgia agreed to relinquish claims to Alabama and Mississippi to the federal government in exchange for both $1.25 million, which was used to settle disputed Yazoo land claims, and a promise to remove the remaining Creek Indians from Georgia's borders. Andrew Jackson's victory over the Creeks during the War of 1812 (1812-15) helped effectively to eliminate the Creeks from the state.