Nolichucky Jack: A Thrilling Tale of John Sevier

A thrilling tale of a little-known American hero, John Sevier, whom his devoted followers nicknamed “Nolichucky Jack.” In Watauga settlement one hundred sixty years ago life was hard—all around was the brooding forest of North Carolina, hiding the savage redman and the still more dangerous renegade and outlaw. It was a day when strong men were needed—the British and Spanish were a continual menace—neighbors farther East looked with a jealous eye on the fertile fields of Washington County—and the Indians were on the warpath. Attacks, ambushes, sudden raids kept “Nolichucky Jack” on the jump—hurrying from East to West, rallying his small but determined band to meet the savages on their own ground—making sallies into enemy territory—always the leader, dauntless, tireless.

Then came the Revolution and the Battle of King’s Mountain. Tories incited the Cherokees and Creeks against the white man, and Jack led his men on campaigns fraught with danger and hardship, through forests and over mountains and rivers —on and on over ground never trodden by white man—fighting, every painful foot, against hunger and disaster—but at every step building a great nation. Seldom has frontier life been so realistically painted, with Indian legends told around the campfire, vivid descriptions of games, pictures of sturdy settlers, and of great community events like Jack’s wedding, the peace council with Oconostota the Great Chief of the Cherokees, and the building of the log fort.
  • 6 x 9 Hardcover 288pp.
  • Subject: Biography, Tennessee Interest

Condition: New

ISBN: 978-1-57072-094-9

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