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21 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Episode 12 – Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On
In this episode, we discuss John Jay’s return to New York. His negotiations with Diego de Gardoqui, and how the ramifications of the treaty served as the trigger for The Spanish Conspiracy. For more information on the podcast, follow us on Facebook @AmericanLegends, on Twitter @jk_nelson, and on Instagram @jamesknelson.
87 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
Episode 11 – Gnadenhütten
On Today’s episode, we discuss one of the most shameful, and forgotten, acts in American History, the Gnadenhütten Massacre. Join us for the lengthy discussion. As always, follow us on Facebook @AmericanLegends, on Twitter @jk_nelson, and on Instagram @jamesknelson.
21 minutes | Jan 26, 2019
Episode 10 – It’s Treason Then
In this episode, James discusses how the Cherokee and Chickamauga react to the creation of the State of Franklin. We also take a wider look at the frontier as a whole, to see what developments lay in the Old Northwest. Follow me on Twitter @jk_nelson, or follow me on our facebook page @americanlegends.
22 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
Episode 9 – A Seceding We Will Go
On this week’s episode, your host James Nelson takes you through the creation of the Lost State of Franklin. Follow me on Twitter @jk_nelson, or follow me on our facebook page @americanlegends.
18 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Episode 8 – John Sevier
This week we talk about John Sevier, one of the pioneers of frontier Tennessee and one of the heroes of the Battle of Kings Mountain.
22 minutes | Jan 4, 2018
Episode 7 – The Overmountain Men
People tend to think about the Revolutionary War in idealistic terms. It was a gentlemen’s war, fought with clearly delineated rules of war. That usually ignores basic facts, like how during the battle of Yorktown, General Cornwallis deliberately infected escaped slaves — who were under his protection — with smallpox and sent them into the no mans land between Yorktown and the American lines in an effort to infect American troops. It ignores the messy guerrilla warfare between settlers and native Americans throughout the colonies, and the extremely violent responses by the Americans. We tend to collectively ignore these facts, and fail to realize that the war, particularly on the frontier and in the South, more closely resembled Vietnam than the Revolutionary War of out collective consciousness.
25 minutes | Aug 10, 2017
Episode 6 – The Campaign of 1776
After the abrupt end of the meeting between the Cherokee Nation and Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Company at Sycamore Shoals, War breaks out between the Americans and their British masters. The Cherokee must choose, side with the Americans or their British allies. Dragging Canoe leads a invasion into East Tennessee.
20 minutes | Jul 26, 2017
Episode 5 – 20 Years of Blood
This episode I discuss the events leading up to the Cherokee-American War, the conflict which tips off 20 years of conflict between settlers and Cherokee. The principle actors being Attakullakulla, Oconostota, and Dragging Canoe. I also touch on the sources for this period, and why it has languished so long in obscurity.
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