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Peace and War on the Anglo-Cherokee Frontier, 1756-63 - John Oliphant

Peace and War on the Anglo-Cherokee Frontier, 1756-63

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Published: 2nd February 2001
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In the winter of 1760 Cherokee warriors attacked the South Carolina frontier, driving the settlements back over a hundred miles. Intrusive settlers, the failing deerskin trade, and the treachery of a British governor all contributed to the collapse of trust. Yet even the Cherokee leaders, notably the talented Atakullakulla, sought to re-establish a fragile middle ground between the two mutually incomprehensible cultures. This book shows how the very imperial commanders sent to destroy them negotiated a peace based on protection and consensus. Archibald Montgomery and James Grant were part of a wider circle of sympathetic middle-ranking British officers serving in America, and their initiative was within the spirit of long-evolving policy in London. But the price was high: Grant's high-handed actions embittered many Carolinians and - long before the Stamp Act - raised crucial constitutional questions.

List of Mapsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Long Canes Creek: Anglo-Cherokee Relations to 1756p. 1
'Two Brothers Falling Out': the Slide to War, 1756-59p. 31
Lyttelton's Folly: How the Anglo-Cherokee War Beganp. 69
'The Sweet Bond of Human Things': Soldiers Seeking Peace 1760p. 113
The Carpenter and the Colonelp. 140
The Carpenter, the Corn Puller and the 'Town of Lyes'p. 169
Epilogue: Toward Augustap. 191
Prominent Cherokeesp. 208
Notesp. 210
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 264
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ISBN: 9780333778395
ISBN-10: 0333778391
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 2nd February 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1