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Bryson City in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Yonaguska

ca. 1760-1839

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Yonaguska Marker
Inscription. Chief of Oconaluftee Cherokee. He advocated temperance and opposed removal of his people from their homeland. Lived in this vicinity.
 
Erected 1996 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number Q-12.)
 
Location. 35° 26.191′ N, 83° 24.481′ W. Marker is in Bryson City, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Governors Island Road (U.S. 19). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bryson City NC 28713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kituwah (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Dead of Swain County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tsali (approx. 2.2 miles away); Deep Creek (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ellen Black Winston (approx. 2.3 miles away); Horace Kephart (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cherokee Indian Reservation / (Leaving) Cherokee Reservation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thomas's Legion (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bryson City.
 
Also see . . .  Yonaguska (1760? - 1839). "Considered by many to be the last great chief of the Cherokee, Yonaguska (also known as Drowning Bear) consistently cooperated with the United States government ... In the end, Yonaguska’s temperance
Yonaguska Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Yonaguska Marker
reform helped his followers keep their land..." (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Yonaguska image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Yonaguska
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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