MASSACRE AT CAVETTS STATION FRONTIER TENNESSEE DURING THE CHEROKEE WARS

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Massacre At Cavett S Station

Author : Charles H. Faulkner
ISBN : 9781621900191
Genre : Social Science
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In the late 1700s, as white settlers spilled across the Appalachian Mountains, claiming Cherokee and Creek lands for their own, tensions between Native Americans and pioneers reached a boiling point. Land disputes stemming from the 1791 Treaty of Holston went unresolved, and Knoxville settlers attacked a Cherokee negotiating party led by Chief Hanging Maw resulting in the wounding of the chief and his wife and the death of several Indians. In retaliation, on September 25, 1793, nearly one thousand Cherokee and Creek warriors descended undetected on Knoxville to destroy this frontier town. However, feeling they had been discovered, the Indians focused their rage on Cavett’s Station, a fortified farmstead of Alexander Cavett and his family located in what is now west Knox County. Violating a truce, the war party murdered thirteen men, women, and children, ensuring the story’s status in Tennessee lore. In Massacre at Cavett’s Station, noted archaeologist and Tennessee historian Charles Faulkner reveals the true story of the massacre and its aftermath, separating historical fact from pervasive legend. In doing so, Faulkner focuses on the interplay of such early Tennessee stalwarts as John Sevier, James White, and William Blount, and the role each played in the white settlement of east Tennessee while drawing the ire of the Cherokee who continued to lose their homeland in questionable treaties. That enmity produced some of history’s notable Cherokee war chiefs including Doublehead, Dragging Canoe, and the notorious Bob Benge, born to a European trader and Cherokee mother, whose red hair and command of English gave him a distinct double identity. But this conflict between the Cherokee and the settlers also produced peace-seeking chiefs such as Hanging Maw and Corn Tassel who helped broker peace on the Tennessee frontier by the end of the 18th century. After only three decades of peaceful co-existence with their white neighbors, the now democratic Cherokee Nation was betrayed and lost the remainder of their homeland in the Trail of Tears. Faulkner combines careful historical research with meticulous archaeological excavations conducted in developed areas of the west Knoxville suburbs to illuminate what happened on that fateful day in 1793. As a result, he answers significant questions about the massacre and seeks to discover the genealogy of the Cavetts and if any family members survived the attack. This book is an important contribution to the study of frontier history and a long-overdue analysis of one of East Tennessee’s well-known legends.
Category: Social Science

The Indian World Of George Washington

Author : Colin G. Calloway
ISBN : 9780190652166
Genre : History
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"An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation's first president, Colin G. Calloway's book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington's relations with the First Americans."--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Dark And Bloody Ground

Author : Richard D. Blackmon
ISBN : 1594161070
Genre : History
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Offers a thorough history of an often-neglected part of the American Revolution, the battles among American Indians, Loyalists and colonial soldiers in the Southern Colonies
Category: History

The Cherokee Struggle To Maintain Identity In The 17th And 18th Centuries

Author : William R. Reynolds, Jr.
ISBN : 9781476615783
Genre : History
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With the arrival of Europeans in North America, the Cherokee were profoundly affected. This book thoroughly discusses their history during the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Starting with the French and Indian War, the Cherokee were allied with the British, relying on them for goods like poorly made muskets. The alliance proved unequal, with the British refusing aid--even as settlers made incursions into Cherokee lands--while requiring them to fight on the British side against the French and rebellious Americans. At the same time, the Cherokee were moving away from their traditions, and leadership disagreements caused their nation to become fragmented. All of this resulted in the loss of Cherokee ancestral lands.
Category: History

American National Biography Dafora Dubuclet

Author : John Arthur Garraty
ISBN : 0195127854
Genre : United States
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Contains articles that provide biographical information about men and women whose lives and careers have influenced the course of American history, focusing on the key achievements of individuals who died before 1996; each with a descriptive bibliography. Arranged alphabetically from Dafora to Dubuclet.
Category: United States

Amusing Ourselves To Death

Author : Neil Postman
ISBN : 014303653X
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.
Category: Social Science

The Tennessee

Author : Donald Davidson
ISBN : UOM:39015028480104
Genre : History
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History of the settlement of the Tennessee Valley.
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Old Frontiers

Author : John P. Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015014739919
Genre : History
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Category: History