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Allies, Intrigue, and Indomitable Women: Eighteenth-Century Cherokees at War

27 March 2024

Join us as Casey Price discusses the nature of Cherokee-British relations during the early stages of the Seven Years War. During this time, the uneasy alliance and resulting colonial violence that existed between these two cultures only represented one piece of the broader conflict for the Cherokee. They were also contending with the machinations of Shawnee, Creek, and Haudenosaunee, as well as French military endeavors. By exploring the different types of tactics the Cherokee used to defend their homeland and expand their influence, this presentation will illuminate such 18th century strategies as secret diplomacy, unconventional military tactics, and hidden agriculture which were employed by Cherokee men and women.

About the Presenter:

Casey Price is a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Tennessee and a historian of Early America. Casey’s work focuses on the history of cartography and the Native South, specifically the Cherokee. Casey’s dissertation project, “Given to This Land: Mapping Settler Colonialism in Kituwah: 1682-1810,” examines the relationship between cartography and settler colonialism in the Cherokee homelands.

Casey’s current research project has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Institute at the Newberry Library; 2023-2024 fellowships from The Omohundro Institute, The John Carter Brown Library, The Clements Library, The Filson Historical Society, The Native American Rights Fellowship from The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Historical Society, The Phillips Fund for Native American Research from the American Philosophical Society, The North Caroliniana Society’s Archie K. Davis Fellowship, FEEGI, and The UTK Center for the Study of Tennesseans and War. Casey is a recipient of a year-long 2023-2024 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the UTK Humanities Center.


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March 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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