Bender, Albert
January 2012
Military History;Jan2012, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p68
The article chronicles the defense put up by Cherokee Warriors under the command of war chief Dragging Canoe to protect their towns from invading militia. Details of the defeat of the militiamen led by Brigadier General Joseph Martin against Dragging Canoe and his men at the Battle of Lookout Mountain are provided. A brief profile of Dragging Canoe, also known as the Savage Napoleon, is provided. He led the effort to build a great federation of tribes to fight American expansion.


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