James Owen presents, "'Very Good Land': The Oconee River, Indians, and the American Revolution." Including a 1779 British map of Georgia, how this spot on the map was utilized by Indians before and during the war, why this spot was chosen for UGA/Athens, and finally how and why a Native American Patriot could have been buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in the 1850s.
Athens Illuminated is a lecture series on local Athens history sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta Epsilon Pi, UGA's chapter of the National History Honor Society. James Owen is a senior doctoral student in history at UGA. He teaches Native American and U.S. history and is currently teaching a course on Native American history at UGA.
Pizza will be provided to attendees.