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Ward, Nancy - A noted Cherokee half Breed woman, who held the title of "Beloved Woman," or "Pretty Woman," which entitled her to speak in councils and decide the fate of captives.  She was a friend of the colonists and through her influence was able to save the lives of many who had been taken prisoner.

Nancy Ward's father was said to have been a British officer named Ward and her mother a sister of the chief of the Cherokee Nation.  The exact dates of her birth and death are not known.  She is credited with introducing the first cows into the Cherokee Nation around 1819, and by her own influence and that of her children, improving the ways and conditions of the Cherokee.  her descendants still are to be found today in the  Cherokee Nation.

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