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Photo of plaque.

Photo of plaque. "The treaty of Watauga at Sycamore Shoals, March 14, 1775. Largest real estate transaction between private individuals and Indian tribes in American history. The Transylvania Co. purchased from the Cherokee 20,000,000 [twenty million] acres in NC,VA,TN, and KY to establish an independent government and open Kentucky to settlement. Present at Chas. Robertson's Fort; Proprietors: Henderson, Thomas and Nathaniel Hart, Williams, Luttrell.; 5 [five[ chiefs, 1200 [twelve hundred] Indians, 200 [two hundred] pioneers.; March 10, 1775, Henderson sent Boone with 30 [thirty] axemen to cut Transylvania Trail from Long Island of Holston R. to future site of Boonesborough

Date

1840

Creator

Wilson, Samuel M., 1871-1946.

Language

  • English

Collection

Wilson Family Photographic Collection, | collection guide | more from this collection

Rights

  • This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Publisher

  • University of Kentucky

Format

images

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