Thursday, May 26, 2016

Native American Biographies: Nancy Ward: Cherokee "Pocahontas of the Cherokee"

Nancy Ward is unusual in that she was a female chief.  She married King Fisher, who was killed fighting the Creek.  She took her place and fought so valiantly that she was declared "most Honored Woman.  She was also quite becoming, and received the name Wild Rose because of her cheeks.  She married an English trader.  She always sued for peace with White encroachers.  During the Revolutionary War she did not waver in this conviction.  It was decided the Cherokee would attack the Whites and force them back over the Appalachians.  Ward warned the Whites by releasing three prisoners.  She thus prevented much loss of life.  

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