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Lt. Henry Timberlake's "Memoirs" provide the most detailed account of Cherokee life in the eighteenth century. Timberlake visited the Cherokee Overhill towns for three months in 1761-62 and accompanied three Cherokee leaders to London to meet with King George III and other political figures. He died in September 1765, around the time the "Memoirs" were originally ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 21st 2007 by University of North Carolina Press
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Flint
I picked up this title while visiting the Smithsonian Natural History Museum's "Emissaries of Peace" exhibit (on loan from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian); it's an exhibit I recommend.

This short book is an interesting first hand 18th century account of a Virginian second generation settler with the Cherokee. While not up to the rigor of say Jesuit Relations in regards to other Iroquois, Timberlake's firsthand account offer an fairly unique view into 18th century Cherokee village life. While
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Emery Lee
Jun 20, 2011 Emery Lee rated it really liked it
This is a non-fiction account of Timberlake's Expedition deep into Cherokee Country at the end of the Anglo-Cherokee war in Virginian and the Carolinas. (1758-1761)
And his subsequent efforts as am emissary to the Cherokee Nation.

An excellent read for those truly interested in colonial history and Ango-Indian relations. It is a true story written by the author when he was interred in debtor's prison. Very sad that he never got to return home and died after having personally sacrified so much in t
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Victoria Vane
Aug 25, 2012 Victoria Vane rated it really liked it
This is a non-fiction account of Timberlake's Expedition deep into Cherokee Country at the end of the Anglo-Cherokee war in Virginian and the Carolinas. (1758-1761)
And his subsequent efforts as am emissary to the Cherokee Nation.

An excellent read for those truly interested in colonial history and Ango-Indian relations. It is a true story written by the author when he was interred in debtor's prison. Very sad that he never got to return home and died after having personally sacrified so much in t
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