The Memoirs of Lt. Henry Timberlake: The Story of a Soldier, Adventurer, and Emissary to the Cherokees, 1756-1765

The Memoirs of Lt. Henry Timberlake: The Story of a Soldier, Adventurer, and Emissary to the Cherokees, 1756-1765

by Duane H. King
     
 

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This is the first modern scholarly edition of what is considered the most detailed ethnographic account of Cherokee life in the late 18th century. Timberlake's memoirs describe the months he spent living with the Cherokees then escorting a delegation to London to meet King George III. He provides details of daily life, including ceremonies, games, the role of women

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This is the first modern scholarly edition of what is considered the most detailed ethnographic account of Cherokee life in the late 18th century. Timberlake's memoirs describe the months he spent living with the Cherokees then escorting a delegation to London to meet King George III. He provides details of daily life, including ceremonies, games, the role of women, the preparation of food, and the creation of weapons, baskets, and pottery. This edition pairs the original text with extensive footnotes and annotiations, a new introduction, index, and more than 100 illustrations, including artifacts, maps, period artwork, and contemporary artwork.

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From the Publisher
"This visually rich volume will appeal to historians, anthropologists, and the general reader and should prove useful in secondary and college classrooms."
-The Journal of East Tennessee History

"The first reader-friendly edition with maps, photos, and detailed notes."
Charlotte Observer

This is the first modern scholarly edition of what is considered the most detailed ethnographic account of Cherokee life in the late 18th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807858271
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Series:
Distributed for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
743,851
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Duane H. King is executive director and Thomas Gilcrease Chair of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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