With the erosion of the Treaty of Hopewell (1785) the Cherokee saw their boundaries invaded by US settlers. The Chickamuaga group of Cherokee, led by Dragging Canoe, were in revolt, raiding white settlements and leaving all of the Cherokee vulnerable to retribution attacks.
In 1791 the Treaty of Holston was signed in an effort to “reestablishing peace and friendship” between the parties and to reestablish the boundaries between the two. Unfortunately, this treaty lasted for less than a decade. In 1798, the Cherokee were made to cede lands illegally settled by whites within the established Cherokee Nation boundaries.
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Treaty of Holston Park Travel Details
Treaty of Holston Park is always open. It is a small park on the east side of the parking lot on Volunteer Landing, along the river in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.
Directions: Treaty of Holston Park is not easy to find, unless you know what to look for. Between the river and the enormous University of Tennessee football stadium is a small river walk called Volunteer Landing. There are several restaurants and a walking path. Treaty of Holston Park is a small park on the east side of the parking lot of Volunteer Landing.
GPS & Map: 35.96023165348287,-83.91358494758606