By Tesina Jackson
Hobbs first came up with the idea of telling Ward’s story via a musical production after writing some of the songs now in the production back in the 1990s. Today, the production contains 17 songs.
Nancy Ward, a member of the Wolf Clan, was born in Echota, Ga., and was named Nancy Ward, a member of the Wolf Clan, was born in Echota, Ga., and was named Beloved Woman after taking the place of her husband in battle. She later married white trader Bryant Ward. In 1776, after the illegal sale of lands in Tennessee, Nancy Ward’s cousin, Dragging Canoe, organized a series of attacks against white settlers. She sent runners to warn the whites of the approaching attacks. Dragging Canoe was wounded and three of the attacks were unsuccessful. She died in 1822.
For more on the subject, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.
P.S. This story was originally published by the Cherokee Phoenix.