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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). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bryson City NC 28713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryson City.
 
Also see . . .  Yonaguska (1760? - 1839). "Considered by many to be the last great chief of the Cherokee, Yonaguska
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Yonaguska Marker
(also known as Drowning Bear) consistently cooperated with the United States government ... In the end, Yonaguska’s temperance reform helped his followers keep their land..." (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Prohibition and temperence
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Yonaguska
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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