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Anglo-French Rivalry in the Cherokee Country, 1754-1757

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In the colonial period, the French and English competed for the favor of several Indian tribes. One of the most powerful of the Southern tribes, the Cherokee were known for selling furs of great value and were strategically located in upper South Carolina and Georgia, the heart of the western North Carolina Mountains, and in southwestern Tennessee. The Cherokee were sought as allies by both the French and the English and the rivalry between the two for the active aid of this tribe was at its height during of the French and Indian War.