Dating profile 61 cherokee village

Movement into the area increased around 1820 when William West took title to the land along Cowee Creek.

Colonial soldier Frances Marion (later of Swamp Fox fame) described the "cruel work" of the army.The Cherokee made peace with the British and Cowee was rebuilt only to become the target , in September of 1776, of the first military campaign of the American Revolution in the South.It has a population of around 4.9 million, Its economy, once heavily dependent on agriculture, has diversified to include sectors such as finance, corporate services for foreign companies, pharmaceuticals, and ecotourism.Many foreign companies (manufacturing and services) operate in Costa Rica's free trade zones (FTZ) where they benefit from investment and tax incentives.Stores, schools, churches, and a post office were built during the 19th and early 20th century many of which still stand today.

At the time of the American Civil War, Cowee was home to both free blacks and slaves, and in the census of 1900 Cowee had the largest rural, black community in NC west of the Balsam Mountains.Later, the colonial armies which marched on Cowee formed the core of that which defeated the British at Kings Mountain and Cowpens in 1780, turning the tide to victory in the American Revolution against the British Crown and their native allies.War with the Cherokees would continue well into the 1790s, but the "Seeds of Removal" were sown in 1776 in the ancient fields of Cowee.Occupying the center of Cowee was the ancient mound on which stood the council house which seated several hundred people.From there, houses lined both banks of the Little Tennessee River and plantations of corn, beans, squash and peaches extended out for two miles in all directions.African American history can still be traced to the small Pleasant Hill AME Church & Cemetery in the northeast corner of the historic district.