Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees
Volume One: Early Contact and the Establishment of the First Mission, 1752–1802
Published by: Cherokee Heritage Press
Imprint: Cherokee Heritage Press
426 Pages | 6 x 9 | 9 b&w illus., 3 maps
Volume one describes initial contact between the Moravians and Cherokees during the French and Indian War and the Revolution, exploratory visits by Moravian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation, and the founding of a mission — called Springplace — in northern Georgia.
Subsequent volumes in this series will continue the story through Removal, the Civil War, and to the close of the nineteenth century.
“The Moravian records contribution to Cherokee history is invaluable . . . [and] provides a body of work that gives us a look into our past and will help us better understand where we are going. The Cherokees are grateful to have these recordings of our history.”—Wilma Mankiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1985–95)