• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Emissaries of Peace

The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations

Discover the story of three Cherokee leaders who journeyed to London to meet with King George III

Emissaries of Peace

Opening April 21, 2012 at
Fort Necessity
National Battlefield

Exhibit Highlights

· The memoirs of Henry Timberlake, who lived amongst the Cherokee, come to life through original Cherokee artwork, music, videos, and life-size figures.

· Experience the two contrasting cultures as they emerge from war to seek peace.

· Teachers Guide to the exhibit available.

Emissaries of Peace has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and at the McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Colonial Williamsburg's documentary film and electronic field trip based on Emissaries received an Emmy for sound production.

Sponsored by The National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, First Citizens Bank, Harrah's Foundation, the Cannon Foundation, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

For information: 724-329-5811
A "We the People" Exhibit Produced by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Did You Know?

Wampum belt being presented at a ceremony.

Wampum was an important and sacred tool of communication used by many Indian tribes in the northeast. Each belt was specially woven so that each color, bead and pattern had a meaning. Similar to European documents, wampum formalized treaties and outlined trade agreements.