At Chattanooga the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River meet in a dramatic landscape of towering cliffs and valleys. It was this very aspect of the landscape which appealed to Dragging Canoe. An outspoken opponent of colonial encroachment on Cherokee land, Dragging Canoe found himself at odds with much of the Cherokee Nation who were less
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In 1828, gold was discovered near present-day Dahlonega, Georgia. This was the first major gold rush in the United States. Unfortunately, for the Cherokee, the gold was discovered on Cherokee land. The Dahlonega Gold Rush brought a huge influx of miners, as well as increased pressure from Georgia, who wanted to fully control the Cherokee
This “showplace of the Cherokee Nation” is one of the best-preserved Cherokee plantation homes. Built by James Vann in 1804, the two-story mansion was the finest in the Cherokee Nation. Vann, a Cherokee politician and businessman, was responsible for bringing Moravian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation to build schools. However, Vann was also known to