Adventures at the TSLA: What Sevier Knew of Deraque

John Sevier says:

Many years past I happened in company with a Frenchman, who lived with the Cherokee and had been a great explorer of the country west of the Mississippi, he informed me that he had been high on the Missouri and traded several months with the Welsh tribe; that they spoke much of the Welsh dialect and although their customs were savage and wild, yet many of them–particularly the females–were very fair and white.

Blah blah blah secret white Welsh Missouri Indians blah blah blah.

The Frenchman’s name has escaped my memory but I believe it was something like Duroque.

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