Cherokees in the Revolutionary Era

In November 2017 I was delighted to be a part of an online roundtable blog on ‘Native American Revolutions’ hosted by the innovative Age of Revolutions historioblog. It begins:

The usual story told of the Cherokees in the revolutionary era is a dire one. Starting with the catastrophic Anglo-Cherokee War of 1760-61, this story traces devastating land cessions from 1765, further horrendous warfare through the summer of 1776, and then complete surrender by July 1777. Whenever historians have tried to shine some light into this sorry tale, they have often reached for the example of the Chickamaugas…

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