Exploration and Colonization

 ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources and Student Activities

Cherokee Society Teacher Packet

Key Words: Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, customs, traditions

Daniel Boone, Wilderness Road and the First Settlers of Tennessee Teacher Packet

Key Words: Dr. Thomas Walker, Cumberland Gap, long hunters, Daniel Boone, Richard Henderson, Transylvania Purchase, Wilderness Road, William Bean, Thomas Sharpe Spencer

Life on the Tennessee Frontier

Key Words:  family life, farm life, community, religion, 

Native Americans in Prehistoric Tennessee Teacher Packet

Key Words:  Paleo Indians, Coats-Hines site, Archaic, Woodland, Old Stone Fort, Pinson Mounds, Mississippian, Chucalissa Mound

The French and Indian War and the Fort Loudoun Massacre Teacher Packet

Key Words:  French and Indian War, Attakullakulla, Oconostota, Fort Loudoun Massacre


Exploration and Colonization Additional Sources

ETHS Artifact Cards: Set 1: Tennessee Frontier 1700-1840

Attracting Settlers of Virgina
Children of the Colony of Jamestown
Columbian Exchange Activity
Creature Picture Activity
Deerskin Trade Facts Activity
Excerpt from John Cotton's Sermon to John Winthrop
Excerpt from John Smith, A Description of New England
Excerpt from John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630)
Excerpt from Journal of John Winthrop
Exploration of Virginia Primary Sources
Jamestown and Native Americans
Journey to Pennsylvania
Letter from Jamestown
Letter from Plymouth
Pennsylvania and Native Americans
Slave Trade Online Database Activity
The Mayflower Compact
Primary Source Activity: John Cotton- God's Promise to his Plantation
Primary Source Activity: John Smith - Description of New England
Primary Source Activity: John Winthrop- Model of Christian Charity
Reader's Theater: Motives for Exploration and Colonization

Exploration and Colonization Web Links

The McClung Museum

The McClung Museum’s permanent collection contains an excellent exhibit on Archeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee.

Alabama History Notebook

Pages 4-26 contain information on culture and economy of Southeastern Native American tribes including the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Creek

Slave Voyages

This website has a searchable database of information on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.  It also has lesson plans for utilizing the site in the classroom.

Massacre at Mystic U-Tube Video

Video on the Massacre at Mystic (Please preview before using in class)

Pequot War U-Tube Video

Video on Pequot War (Please preview before using in class)

Exploration and Colonization ETHS Articles

Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Road

Kincaid, Robert L. “The Wilderness Road in Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 20 (1948): 37-48.

Europeans and Native American Cooperation and Conflict

Connelly, Thomas Lawrence. “Indian Warfare on the Tennessee Frontier, 1776-1794: Strategy and Tactics.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 36 (1964): 3-22.

Franklin, W. Neil. “Virginia and the Cherokee Indian Trade, 1673-1752.”The East Tennessee Society’s Publications 4 (1932): 3-21. 

Franklin, W. Neil. “Virginia and the Cherokee Indian Trade, 1753-1775.”The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 22-38.

Rothrock, Mary U. “Carolina Traders Among the Overhill Cherokee, 1690-1760.”The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 1 (1929): 3-18.

The Long Hunters and Other Mountain Explorers

Fink, Paul M. “Early Explorers in the Great Smokies.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 55-68.

Fink, Paul M. “Russell Bean, Tennessee’s First Native Son.”The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 37 (1965): 31-48.

 

Additional Related Articles:

Livingood, James W. “The Tennessee Valley in American History.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 21 (1949): 19-32.

Webb, William S. “The Prehistory of East Tennessee.”The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 8 (1936): 3-8.

Wilson, Samuel M. “Washington’s Relations to Tennessee and Kentucky.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 3-21.