Historical Event >> Native Land Deals 1763
Representatives of Great Britain meet the Catawba Indians at the Great Congress of Augusta. An Indian interpreter named "Hexayours," sometimes called "Ayers," helps the tribe negotiate with the British for 144,000 acres along the banks of the Catawba River. This land will be set aside for the Indians. Since there is no American government yet, the British claim control of the land in the colonies.