Appalachian Genesis: The Clinch River Valley from Prehistoric Times to the End of the Frontier Era

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9781570720888: Appalachian Genesis: The Clinch River Valley from Prehistoric Times to the End of the Frontier Era

Chronicling a unique place and time in early American history, this is a story of epic proportions, spanning not centuries but millennia, and even epochs, as the river valley is first shaped by nature into a paradise for all living things—then shaped by humans into a war zone where Native American, British, French, Colonial, Tory, and Patriot forces regularly collided in bloody conflicts.

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"Appalachian Genesis" is a documentary of a unique place and time in early American history. It is also a book as exciting and fun to read as an adventure novel. Fulgham's story is of epic proportions, spanning not centuries but millennia and even epochs as the river valley is first shaped by nature into a paradise for all living things -- then shaped by humans into a war zone where Native American, British, French, Colonial, Tory and Patriot forces regularly collide in bloody conflicts. Americans can read "Appalachian Genesis" to understand what happens in the country today by studying what happened in one of its river valleys yesterday.

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"Appalachian Genesis" begins with a catastrophe -- as the continent of Africa rams into North America, thrusting up the Appalachian Mountains, including the 300 mile long Clinch Mountain in today's Southwest Virginia/Eastern Tennessee -- off which runs the Clinch River -- which carves a valley so rich and bountiful that it is fought over by (get this!)ice-age Paleo-Indian hunters, "Xulan Empire" Indians, Cherokee warriors, Shawnee warriors, Mingo warriors, Spanish Conquistadors, English explorers, "Long-hunters", pioneers, French trappers, British colonists, Tories, Patriots. . . . .

Wars were fought over the Clinch River Valley by the Xulans vs. Conquistadors; Cherokee vs. Shawnee; Indians vs. Virginia militia; French & Indians vs. British soldiers; Indians vs. settlers; renegade Indian armies vs. "Dunmoore's" militiamen; Mounted Rangers vs. Cherokee warriors; British Redcoats vs. U. S. Overmountain Men. . .

The book ends with the so-called civilization of the valley marked by "The Trail of Tears" caused by U.S. President Andrew Jackson's decree to round up every Cherokee at bayonet point and force-march them to Oklahoma -- killing over 4000 of them along the way.

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