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American Indian Conflict with Europeans on the SW VA Frontier, 1567-1781
Arts Array - Native American Lecture Series
Date: 9/12/2013 7:30 PM
Cost: Free for Everyone
Location: Executive Auditorium Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Virginia
American Indian Conflict with Europeans Warfare, fighting, and killing were commonplace throughout the colonial period on the frontier in Southwest Virginia. This illustrated lecture by area historian Jim Glanville will survey events across the two-and-a-quarter centuries between the first arrival of Spanish soldiers in the region in 1567 and the 1781 campaigns by Colonel Arthur Campbell of Marion against the Cherokee Indian towns in the Tennessee River Valley. Gold, deerskins, and eventually land were the principal objectives of the European Americans. In the end, superior weaponry and the sheer weight of numbers forced most American Indians from the region. The presentation will take as its theme colonial Southwest Virginia as the scene of repeated conflicts and describe some of the more notable and lamentable episodes from the period.