Cherokee Chiefs Visit London | History of SC Slide Collection

The Cherokee chiefs visit London, 1731. The South Carolinians had avoided warfare with the Cherokee Nation in part because of the efforts of a charismatic Scotsman, Sir Alexander Cuming. In a whirlwind tour of the backcountry in 1730, he persuaded seven Cherokee chiefs to visit London, where they met the king and queen, were given gifts, and signed a treaty of friendship with England that lasted for 30 years.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.