George Hunter's map of the Cherokee country and the path thereto in 1730

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Hunter, George
Salley, A. S. (Alexander Samuel)
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1917
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South Carolina--Description and travel--Maps
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George Hunter, who prepared this map from Col. John Herbert's map of the Cherokee country and his "own Observations", was a surveyor and subsequently became Surveyor General of the province of South Carolina. The several notes which lie has made on the map are most valuable historically. One of the significant historical values of this map j, its refutation of the myth about a Cherokee Indian maiden bearing the mythical name of Catechee who rode to a mythical fort to warn a lover that the Indians were coming to massacre the garrison and t he settlers, and who named the streams, as she reached them, on the basis of the number of miles she had traveled, Ninety Six being one of the names she applied.
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South Carolina State Library
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Public Domain. For more information contact, South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.
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