Henry Timberlake visited the Cherokees as an emissary of Great Britain  in 1761-62.  He took a group of Cherokees including Ostenaco, Cunneshote, and Woyi to visit King George III in London.  His Memoirs provide a rare first-person account of Cherokee life in the eighteenth century.

In the first sections of this exhibit, installed at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, you will see artifacts from the French and Indian War and learn about events leading up to the Anglo-Cherokee War.  Experience Timberlake’s journey to Chota through artwork, video, artifacts, and text.  A series of pop-up books and graphic panels tell the story for children.