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Notification of Divide in Cherokee Nation

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Date September 13, 1792
Author Name John Sevier (primary) Location: Little River
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary Sevier invited to join council held in Cherokee nation in town of Chota. At council Sevier was notified that the five lower towns had declared war on United States, J. Watts heads party. Hostile Indians plan on attacking frontier settlements. Assurances that every other part of the Cherokee nation is happily at peace with United States. Special note on Indian town names and names of chiefs that oppose declaration of war, Sevier provided those chiefs with Indian goods so as to foster good relations.
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Related Persons/Groups William Blount; John Sevier; Cherokee; Indians; Indian Nation; Long-fellow; Tichagiska; chiefs; Hanging Maw; Notowego; warriors; John Watts; Creeks; party; Bloody Fellow; Nontuaka; the Glass; Captain Charley; of the Running Water; the Breath of Nickajack; Dick Justice of Lookout Mountain; Eskaqua; ;
Related Places Little River; Cherokee nation; Little River; Chota; council; town house; five lower towns; Knoxville; Tennessee; Chickamagas; frontier; territory; Lookout Mountain town; Running Water; Nickajack; Crow; Long-island village; Wellstown; ;
Keywords clothing; provisions; Indian goods; suit; ;
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