Synonyms for overhill_towns or Related words with overhill_towns

overhill_cherokee              dragging_canoe              tanasi              cherokees              attakullakulla              chickamauga_cherokee              shawnees              paramount_chiefdom              delawares              citico              oconostota              muscogee              chiaha              ostenaco              powhatan_confederacy              comanches              arikara              tomotley              wyandots              paiutes              ocute              choctaws              overmountain_men              oconastota              senecas              pedee              powhatan              kasihta              yamasee              appomattoc              narragansetts              tacatacuru              weroance              stand_watie              saturiwa              chalahume              pawnees              nez_percé              satapo              gros_ventres              overhill              chilhowee              occaneechi              natchez              osages              cheyennes              susquehannocks              kaskaskia              susquehannock              boonesborough             

Examples of "overhill_towns"
The Overhill Towns were on the Tellico and lower Little Tennessee Rivers.
During the American Revolution and Cherokee–American wars, most of the Overhill towns were destroyed by American forces. Tomotley's location at a strategic ford along the Little Tennessee led to its being the first of the Overhill towns captured by William Christian's expedition in 1776. When John Sevier invaded the valley three years later, he reported that Tomotley was still in ruins.
By the early 1700s, traders from South Carolina were visiting the Overhill towns regularly, and following the discovery of Cumberland Gap in 1748, long hunters from Virginia began pouring into the Tennessee Valley. At the outbreak of the French and Indian War in 1754, the Cherokee supported the British, and the British in return constructed Fort Loudoun to protect the Overhill towns from the French and their allies. After a falling out, however, the Cherokee attacked the fort and killed its occupants in 1760. A peace expedition to the Overhill towns led by Henry Timberlake passed along the river through what is now Knoxville in December 1761.
In the following weeks, Sumter and the group attended peace ceremonies in several Overhill towns, such as Chota, Citico, and Chilhowee.
The Hiwassee Towns sat along the lower Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers in East Tennessee and are sometimes counted as part of the Overhill Towns.
Finding Fort Lee on the Nolichucky deserted, the Cherokee force from the Overhill Towns burned it to the ground, then divided into three columns.
New Echota was named after Chota, the former capital of the Overhill Cherokee, which with the region of the Overhill Towns.
Not long after returning home from his destruction of the Overhill towns, Sevier had received word that the warriors from the Middle Towns were bent on revenge.
By the time the Revolutionary War was being fought, Dragging Canoe had become chief at Mialoquo. In 1776, after the Cherokee aligned themselves with the British, the colonies dispatched Colonel William Christian to subdue the hostile Overhill towns. Christian arrived unopposed and established his headquarters at Mialoquo, where he held peace talks with tribal leaders Attakullakulla and Oconastota. When Dragging Canoe refused to negotiate, however, Christian destroyed Mialoquo and four other Overhill towns.
Though they provided auxiliary support against Franklin, the Cherokee of the Lower Towns, playing their role as members of the confederacy, had made Kentucky the target of most of their efforts. A sally from the Kentucky militia led by John Logan mistakenly attacked a hunting party from the Overhill Towns and killed several of its members. In their non-apology to Chota, the Kentuckians warned the Overhill Towns to control Dragging Canoe's warriors or there would be widespread indiscriminate revenge.
In 1761, Jeffrey Amherst, the British commander in North America, responded with a larger invasion force, sending James Grant against the Middle Towns and sending Byrd to threaten the Overhill towns.
The Trading Path (later called the "Unicoi Turnpike") passed by the future site of Murphy, connecting the Cherokee lands east of the mountains with the "Overhill Towns" of Tennessee.
Preliminary negotiations between the Overhill Towns and Virginia were held as Fort Patrick Henry in April 1777. Nathaniel Gist, later father of Sequoyah, led the talks for Virginia, while Attakullakulla, Oconostota, and Savanukah headed the delegation of Cherokee.
On July 26, 1781, the Overhill Towns signed the second Treaty of Long-Island-on-the-Holston, this time directly with the Overmountain settlements. It is notable in that, although affirming previous land cessions, it required none further.
Although he withdrew from the Overhill Towns along with Dragging Canoe's band, Watts was, at first, only occasionally involved in the activities of Dragging Canoe and his Chickamauga warriors. He moved first to Running Water Town, and later to Willstown.
The Glass was the son of an adopted Wyandot. He first rose to prominence during the Cherokee–American wars, after having left the Overhill Towns along with Dragging Canoe's band in 1777.
The Overhill Towns were located across the higher mountains in present eastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. Principal towns included "Chota", "Tellico", and "Tanasi". These terms were created and used by Europeans to describe their changing geopolitical relationship with the Cherokee.
Chilhowee doesn't appear among the Overhill towns until the mid-18th century, although its neighbors Citico and Tallassee appear in the earliest English records of the region. Colonel George Chicken, who visited the Overhill towns in 1725 in hopes of cementing an alliance against the Creeks, met at the Tanasi townhouse with the head men of Tanasi, Citico, Tallassee, Great Tellico, and "Coosaw." George Hunter's map of the Overhill country shows Tallassee, Citico, Tanasi, and Great Tellico, but makes no mention of Chilhowee. Henry Timberlake visited Chilhowee on a peace mission in 1761 and engaged in a pipe-smoking ceremony with the town's head men, but didn't elaborate. Timberlake's "Draught of the Cherokee Country" shows 18 dwellings and a townhouse at Chilhowee, and lists Yachtino as the town's headman. The 110 warriors reportedly residing at Chilhowee represented the third largest fighting contingent among the Overhill towns, behind only Citico and Chota.
Situated along the lower Little Tennessee, lower Tellico, and lower Hiwassee rivers, the Overhill towns rose to prominence within the Cherokee Nation in the early 18th century, when they began to standardize trade with the British colonists. In the early part of the century, the Overhill towns' remote location at the far end of the Trading Path meant they were reached only by those traders and explorers adventurous enough to make the difficult journey to the interior over the mountain range. By the middle of the century, the Overhill towns were consistently courted by both British and French emissaries, as the two powers struggled for the control of the continent and the lucrative fur trade.
Dragging Canoe and his followers moved southwest as those from the Lower Towns poured into North Georgia. The Virginia force found Great Island, Citico (Sitiku), Toqua (Dakwa), Tuskeegee (Taskigi), and Great Tellico deserted, with only the older chiefs remaining. Christian, commander of the Virginia force, limited the reprisal in the Overhill Towns to the burning of deserted towns. In 1777 the Cherokee in the Hill, Valley, Lower, and Overhill Towns signed the Treaty of Dewitt’s Corner with Georgia and South Carolina and the Treaty of Fort Henry with Virginia and North Carolina, agreeing to stop warring and ceding the Lower Towns in return for protection from attack.