This morning I attended the monthly meeting of my DAR chapter. Our program was by a chapter member, Cathy Thomas. She told us the story of a Cherokee woman, Nanye-Hi, who was an influential leader in her Wolf Clan and the Cherokee Nation as a whole. She was involved in a number of treaties between the tribe and the U.S. government, all of which, sadly, were broken by the government. She lived from 1738-1822. There is a monument to her at Benton, Tennessee, even though that is not her birthplace. Cathy is a direct descendant of Nanye-Hi, whose English name is Nancy Ward.
After the meeting Val and I went to the Olive Garden for lunch.