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Title Historical traditions of Tennessee [manuscript]: the captivity of Jane Brown and her family, 1851 December
Author M. A. H.
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Ms. narrative of the 1788 capture of Jane Gillespie Brown and other members of her immediate family by Cherokee and Creek Indians on the Tennessee River near the Cherokee town of "Nickajack". Also descriptions of events leading up to the family’s captivity, ransom and release, and activities thereafter until 1850. Includes discussions of the Brown family’s background, residence in Guilford county, N.C., Revolutionary War service, and post-captivity settlement on bounty lands in Tennessee. Joseph Brown’s involvement in operations against the Cherokee (1794) and during the Creek War (1812-1813) is also noted. Indians and traders associated with the Brown family’s captivity include John Vann, Thomas Tunbridge, Cutty-a-toy, Kiachatalee, and Alexander McGillivray.
Places Guilford County, North Carolina, Tennessee, Tennessee River, Appalachian Mountains, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Nickajack, United States
Keywords captive, captivity, captivity narrative, war, frontier, pioneer, US War of Independence, Creek War, British Colonialism, army, fort
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information First published in the American Whig review, v. 15, p. 235-249; later published as: The captivity of Jane Brown and her family. New York: Garland Pub., 1977.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 348
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue