Results for Rutherford Trace
- Map of Rutherford's Trace, 1776
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- Rutherford Trace
- In 1776, during the War for Independence, an expedition led by Griffith Rutherford sought to eliminate the Cherokee as a British ally and to punish them for attacking white settlements. In one month, Rutherford’s men left dozens of Cherokee villages in ruins with hundreds of acres of crops destroyed and livestock killed or seized. Residents of western North Carolina still tell multiple sides of the story.
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- Cherokee leaders speak
- In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 4.5
- Exceprts of speeches of Cherokee leaders protesting white encroachment on their lands during the American Revolution.
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- Setting up a plantation
- In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.14
- Excerpts from the papers of Paul Cameron, detailing the costs of setting up a new plantation in Greene County, Alabama. Includes historical commentary.
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- Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.