Professor Emeritus, History

John T. Juricek, Professor Emeritus (B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., 1962; Ph. D, 1970); American Colonial History and The Indian in American History. Author, Colonial Georgia and the Creeks: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 1733-1763 (2010). Editor, Georgia Treaties, 1733-1763 (1989) and Georgia and Florida Treaties, 1763-1776 (2002), volumes 11 and 12 of Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789. Published articles include: "English Territorial Claims in North America under Elizabeth and the Early Stuarts," Terrae Incognitae, VII (1975), 7-22.

I have long been interested in early America, especially the English colonies, most especially the interactions of the those colonies with the native Indians. I am now at work on a sequel to Colonial Georgia on the Creeks, which carries the story down to 1776. After that I aim to do a book on English territorial claims in North America: an analysis of how English kings and officials justified those claims against European rivals, and how they separately justified such claims against the local Indians.

My Curriculum Vitae


  • BA, University of Chicago, 1959.
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1962.
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1970.


  • American colonial history
  • the American Indian