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State of Tennessee, Was originally a part of North Carolina, and was claimed as a hunting-ground by the Chickasaws, Choctaws, Shawnees, and even by the Six Natio
nmates being murdered or reduced to captivity.
Armed men from Virginia and North Carolina retook the fort in 1761, and compelled the Indians to sue for peace.
Immigrants from North Carolina, led by James Robinson, settled on the Watauga River, one of the head streams of the Tennessee, in 1768.
It was on lands of the Cherokees In 1785 the State of Frankland (q. v.) was organized, but was reunited with North Carolina in 1788, and the next year that State ceded the territory to the national g is recorded in the story of the trial of Sevier by the State authorities of North Carolina, for high treason and outlawry, and his ingenious and dramatic rescue by a e there disbanded, May 22, 1813.
The people of Tennessee—the daughter of North Carolina—like those of the parent State, loved the Union supremely; but their govern