How would you feel if your land was taken away from you, and you had no say in it? Imagine how most of the Cherokee Indians felt; including Dragging Canoe. Many white settlers, wanted Cherokee land and would just come into Native American territory and take what they wanted. What they wanted was a vast majority of Kentucky and Middle Tennessee: one of the colonists was willing to negotiate with the Cherokees (Bender). His name was Richard Henderson and he did not care if his desires split up the Cherokees (Bender). That is exactly what happened: there were many Cherokee Indian’s that were all for selling off the land, but there were also many more that were against the idea of the Henderson Purchase happening (Bender). There were some that saw the Henderson purchase as a financial gain; and there were some, including Dragging Canoe that saw the Purchase as a mistake that could lead to Cherokee extinction (Bender). First off, the land that Henderson wanted was hunting ground to all the Cherokee Indians and other Indian tribes on that land (Bender...
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...pe). Sadly, Stuart was not successful in getting the settlers to leave Cherokee territory alone (Heape). In fact, the Colonists were bold enough to outwardly refuse and bring out their armies (Heape). In the end, Native Americans were and are still a tough group that will fight for their right to co-exist with Americans. Unfortunately, Native Americans, like Dragging Canoe, were somewhat unsuccessful in achieving their goals. This is why historically; Native Americans were known for doing whatever they can do to survive.
All in all, the Chickamauga Cherokees fought a tough battle with many casualties. Henderson’s purchase, the “Battle of the Bluffs”, and failure on the British’s part to negotiate for the Indians all resulted in war amongst the Colonists and the Native Americans. This created an important role for the Native Americans in the Revolutionary War.
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