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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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From the Museum of the Cherokee, big news about a landmark publication

Long-Awaited Cherokee History Book Published, Book Signing at Museum

 

     The long-awaited new edition of the Payne-Butrick papers has been released through University of Nebraska Press.  Edited by William Anderson, Anne Rogers, and Jane Brown of Western Carolina University, the work in two volumes includes index, notes, and chapter headings.  The trio originally received a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities to prepare the publication.  They worked on the project for more than ten years.

     “This was very painstaking work, but I wouldn’t trade anything for the opportunity to work the original manuscript in the Newberry Library, to know that these words were written by someone who was there with the Cherokee people in 1830,” commented Anne Rogers, one of the editors.

     John Howard Payne was already a well-known composer and author of “Home Sweet Home” when he visited the Cherokee Nation in 1830.  He interviewed Cherokee people who had lived through the second half of the 1700s, observed ceremonies, and wrote down everything.  He was briefly imprisoned as a Cherokee sympathizer by the Georgia Guard. Rev. Daniel Sabine Butrick was a missionary to the Cherokees who accompanied them on the Trail of Tears. Until now this work has only been available in manuscript form in archives.

            For a glimpse into the Cherokee world of two hundred years ago, use your member discount to purchase this significant work from the museum store. It will make for some great reading this winter.

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Comment by Judith Lynn Alef on January 17, 2011 at 11:16pm
Oh thank you for posting this!  It is indeed difficult to get source material on families and events of the 1700s.  I look forward to holding these books.

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