Saturday, April 12, 2008

Chance Meeting by the Nantahala


On his May 1775 trip to the NC mountains, William Bartram encountered the Cherokee leader Attakullakulla, who was on his way to Charleston. Much earlier, in 1730, Attakullakulla and six other Cherokees accompanied Sir Alexander Cuming on a trip to England, where they were honored by King George II. The picture above was taken today on the Nantahala River, not far from the meeting place of Bartram and Attakullakulla.

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