The Cherokee uprising

In 1730, a group of seven Cherokee, led by Chief Attakullakulla, traveled to London to meet with King George II to sign a treaty that would provide the Cherokee with weapons and ammunition. In exchange, the Cherokee agreed to trade exclusively with the English — not the French or Spanish — and vowed that King George’s enemies were also the enemy of the Cherokee.

By 1753, the Cherokee had become increasingly anxious over the growing French presence and

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