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Trade Beads from Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations, provided by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Trade Beads from Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations, provided by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Feather Cape from Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations, provided by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Feather Cape from Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations, provided by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations presents two vivid mirror images- Cherokee society in 1762, as seen by a British lieutenant and diarist, Henry Timberlake, and British society of the same period, seen through the eyes of three Cherokee leaders who convinced Timberlake to bring them to Britain to meet King George III. The exhibit includes the items that comprised their daily life- weapons, peace pipes, eyeglasses, uniforms, clothing, tableware and jewelry. Emissaries presents 18th century Cherokee and British life with a fresh sense of discovery that we might have if time travel made our visit possible.

Emissaries of Peace is a “We the People” exhibit sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit was produced by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee, North Carolina, and has previously traveled to the McClung Museum in Knoxville, Tennessee.

For more information visit Museum of the Cherokee Indian: Emissaries of Peace exhibit website.