"Cherokee Napoleon: Dragging Canoe, Tsiyu Gansini" Program To Be Presented Jan. 27

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a 45-minute talk at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District discussing Dragging Canoe, one of the Cherokee resistance leaders to encroachment on Cherokee lands, on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. 

Parking for the program will be at the Gateway Site off Hamm Road (10 Hamm Road in Chattanooga). “Special Event” signs will also be posted along Manufacturers and Hamm roads to help guide visitors to event parking.

"Tsiyu Gansini, or Dragging Canoe as he was known to English speakers, was the dynamic leader of a faction of the Cherokee who became known as the Chickamauga. Born during the tumultuous cultural clash between English colonists and the Cherokee in the mid-1700s, Dragging Canoe became a respected and feared leader who sought to save his people. This talk will explore the world in which Dragging Canoe lived and the one he crafted under the shadow of Lookout Mountain and along the banks of the Tennessee River," officials said.

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821- 7786, the Chickamauga
Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866- 9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.



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