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"THE FAMILY OF INDIAN TRADER AND AUTHOR - JAMES ADAIR"




TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2024 - 7:00 P.M.

LAURENS COUNTY MUSEUM

116 SOUTH PUBLIC SQUARE

LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA





Authors Shawn Henry Potter and Lois Carol Potter will present their book that provides important new insights into “The Family of Indian Trader and Author James Adair”. Present-day historians, sociologists, and anthropologists describe Adair’s 1775 publication, The History of the American Indians, as “one of the most valuable primary accounts of the southeastern Indians.” Yet, after the publication of his work, Adair disappeared from public view followed by questions posed of his ties to the Upstate of South Carolina. The Potters discovered the answers to many questions through a careful review of Adair’s book, his correspondence, accounts by Chickasaw and Cherokee eye witnesses, archival records, DNA analysis, and handwriting comparisons and present their findings with this book. This work also proves to be of special interest to many Americans who trace their ancestries to the Adair family of Upstate South Carolina. Yet, it also offers students of history valuable context regarding the lives of the Cherokee and Chickasaw people, Indian traders, and British settlers through a more complete understanding of The Family of Indian Trader and Author James Adair.




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Non Museum Members - a suggested donation $5

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