About the year 1756, Col. Peter Randolph, Col. [William] Byrd [III], Mr. [John] Campbell, and other persons, were sent upon an embassy by the Governor of Virginia to the Cherokee country, in order, if possible, to cement more strongly the friendship and alliance which subsisted at that time between our colonies and those savages, and [...]comments
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The Rabbit and the ‘Possum each wanted a wife; but no one would marry either one of them. They talked the matter over, and the Rabbit said: “We can’t get wives here. Let’s go to the next settlement. I’m the messenger for the council, and I’ll tell the people that I bring an order that [...]comments
Ever since the beginning of human existence trees have played an important role in the growing culture of man. Primitive man used them in various ways as means of providing him not only with food, but also with shelter, protection and warmth. As man grew in intelligence, he found that trees could further be used [...]comments
Hoard Of Ancient Coins Found Near Madisonville Maryville Times, Monday, July 11, 1927 (By Mrs. Robert Magill in Chattanooga Times) MADISONVILLE, Tenn—Just imagine how it must feel to be hoeing cotton with a long, hard day in prospect, and all at once begin to dig up clinking coins—and the deeper you dug the more coins [...]comments
We can still see the townhouse, changed long ago to solid rock, but the people are invisible and immortal
Long ago, long before the Cherokee were driven from their homes in 1838, the people on Valley river and Hiwassee heard voices of invisible spirits in the air calling and warning them of wars and misfortunes which the future held in store, and inviting them to come and live with the Nûñnë’hï, the Immortals, in [...]comments