Thursday, March 10, 2016

Treaty Of Sycamore Shoals

Plaque Seen Near The Tweetsie Trail

FLOWERING of the CUMBERLAND by Harriette Simpson Arnow:

The following year, 1775, western settlement was given a further push when at the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga, Richard Henderson led his land company in treating with Attakullakulla and other Cherokee chiefs for a vast boundary of land that embraced most of the western two-thirds of Kentucky and the mid-section of what is now Tennessee or the Middle Cumberland Basin.

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