March Muster : Treaty of Sycamore Shoals


Sycamore Shoals


The Treaty of Sycamore Shoals and Militia Muster
                                               March 26 & 27

                                             Sycamore Shoals  Historical Site

On March 17th 1775, North Carolina judge, Richard Henderson met with the
leaders of the Cherokee Nation at Sycamore Shoals and negotiated the
purchase of 20 million acres in exchange for 10,000 English pounds in
goods and silver. Known as the Transylvania Purchase, it remains today
the largest private land transaction in American history. Over a
thousand Cherokee and hundreds of backwoods settlers were present at the
signing. Come and relive those crucial days as history comes to life
once again at Sycamore Shoals!

Saturday, March 26th

10:00 – Militia Inspection and Raising the Colours
11:30 – Militia Drill and Training
1:00 – Fort Tour and the story of the Transylvania Purchase and The
Treaty of Sycamore Shoals
3:00 – Militia Drill and Training
4:00 – Retiring the Colours

Sunday, March 27th

10:00 – Militia Inspection and Raining the Colours
11:00 – Worship Service
1:30 – Women’s Clothing on the Colonial Frontier (presented inside the
Visitors Center)
2:00 – Militia Drill and Training
3:00 – Retiring the Colours – Camps Close

Activities Throughout the Weekend Include…

Militia Drill & Training – Open Hearth Cooking – Daily Frontier Life –
Kids Recruiting
Flintlock Rifle & Musket Firing – Tavern Life

This Event is Sponsored by the 
Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia

(Mollynote): Check out this link; it’s pretty neat!/Richard_Henderson_(jurist)

For more information about other exciting living history events both at
Sycamore Shoals and around the region please visit the following sites.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643


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One response to “March Muster : Treaty of Sycamore Shoals

  1. Seth Buckley

    I brought our youth group of young men this weekend to the encampment…we stayed at Doe River Gorge camp…and drove over to see the reenactors….it was an amazing experience for all of us…and we really connected with each one of the actors…we came back two more times we enjoyed it so much! Will never forget the worship service in the cabin together with you all!


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