f the Cherokee country.
They were not subdued.
The next year Colonel Grant led a stronger force against them, burned their towns, desolated their fields, and killed many of their warriors.
Then the Indians humbly sued for peace (June, 1761).
In 1776 the Cherokees seriously threatened the frontier of South Carolina.
As these Indians had become the dread of the frontier settlers of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, these three States joined in the defence of South Carolina. Col. Andrew Williamson led an expedition into the Cherokee country, destroyed all their settlements eastward of the Appalachian Mountains, and effectually brought the natives to submission.
This conquest was effected between July 15 and Oct. 11, 1776.
A military work named Fort Rutledge was erected in the Cherokee country and garrisoned by two independent companies.
In 1781 the Cherokees having made a hostile incursion into the Ninety-six District, in South Carolina, murdered some families, and burned