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The Life and Death of Chief Doublehead
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Sunday, March 5, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park will present a special 30-minute ranger led talk about the life of
Chickamauga Cherokee Chief Doublehead. Doublehead rose to prominence during
Chief Dragging Canoe’s resistance against encroachment upon the Chickamauga
Cherokee lands in the late 18th Century. Becoming a feared and valuable lieutenant for
Dragging Canoe. This program will be conducted on Moccasin Bend, at 10 Hamm Road,
Chattanooga, TN. Please bring a folding chair and dress appropriately for weather
Doublehead proved to be an important defender of the Chickamauga Cherokee lands,
however, after the Chickamauga wars came to an end, his ambition seemed to get the
best of him, and he came into conflict with former allies and was viewed as a traitor to
some of the people who once hailed him as a hero.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the
Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website
at www.nps.gov/chch.
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