Georgia: All in Translation
James Oglethorpe had an idea: he wanted to reform the debtor’s prison system in England by establishing a new colony in America called Georgia. The only problem was that the current residents of the ‘new land’ were members of the Yamacraw tribe and he did not speak their language. Luckily he met Mary Musgrove who not only could translate, but gave him invaluable advice that helped both Oglethorp and the Yamacraw people.
Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.
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FIFTY Study Page: Georgia "All in Translation"
This story from the FIFTY collection uses historical fiction to explore the history of Muskogee and Creek People. We also take a look at prison reform initiatives and political challenges between English colonies and Spanish (Florida).