Within the park is Cades Cove where in the late 1700’s the Cherokee settlement Tsiya’hi (Otter Place) existed. The Tsiya’hi leader was know as Chief Kade. Cherokee claims to the Smoky Mountains ended with the Treaty of Calhoun in 1819 and white settlers soon arrived. By 1850, the settlers population grew to 671 and by late 1890’s had phone service.
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