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A Demand of Blood: The Cherokee War of 1776 (Paperback)
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Decades of tension between the Cherokee Indians and the frontier settlers exploded in the year that marked American independence: 1776. As southern colonists prepared to fight Britain, Cherokee warriors stepped up their struggle for sovereignty. Draggin Canoe, the charismatic Cherokee war leader and staunch British ally, waged guerrilla warfare throughout the southern colonies in an effort to regain control over native hunting grounds. In retaliation, colonial powers sent 6,000 militiamen into Cherokee country to destroy towns and crops.
This is the saga of two separate, simultaneous wars. It depicts the courage, betrayal, honor, and sacrifice of each side of the conflict. Based on extensive historical research, "A Demand of Blood" uncovers for the first time the story of the Cherokees' war for independence and reveals the struggle at the heart of all humanity: the quest for freedom.
"Despite the importance of the Cherokee War of 1776 within the larger context of the American Revolution, until now, no thorough history of the conflict had been written. Nadia Dean ably fills the gap with her thoroughly researched and well written study, "A Demand of Blood." This detailed examination of the Cherokee War is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the American Revolution or in Native American history."
- James Piecuch, author.
"This first narrative about the Cherokee War of 1776 tells of Revolutionary War intrigue and politicos who dispatched 6,000 militia who scorched their way through the Appalachians, destroying over 50 Cherokee towns. Nadia Dean Brings life to a powerful saga, which has laid dormant for the last 237 years."
- Lamar Marshall, Cultural Heritage Director, Wild South.
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