Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cherokees at the court of King George II

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1730 Seven Cherokee representatives led by Chief or Head King Oconostota, Oukah-ulah, and Attakullaculla (Atta-culla-culla; Attakullakulla), arrived at the court of King George II of Great Britain at Windsor Castle in London, meeting the king on June 22.

The native Americans (three of whom are pictured above), were escorted to England by Sir Alexander Cuming, Baronet of Culter, and acknowledged the monarch as the sovereign of the Cherokee people. They also signed articles of friendship and commerce with representatives of the British Crown ...

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