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Tango0112 May 2022 9:40 p.m. PST

… CHEROKEE CAMPAIGN OF 1776


""We have every reason to believe," proclaimed the North Carolina Council of Safety, that "the emissaries of [the British] government are making use of every means in their power to induce the Indian Nations to fall upon the inhabitants of these [Southern] Colonies. Your own prudence will direct that you hold the Militia of your Department in readiness to repel any Hostilities which may be Commenced against us by any of the Indian Nations."[1] North Carolina's officials were gravely concerned. As the Revolution began in earnest in the eastern part of the state in 1776, the threat of surprise violence and sudden attacks from the Native American nations was growing. On the 11th of July, the Cherokee were heard to be readying for an attack by "boaling flour for a march and making other warlike preparations" with "about 600 warriors."[2] War was coming to the Appalachians and western North Carolina…."


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