The Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe will be holding a small ceremony on Saturday, January 16, 2016, to honor the native American persons who lost their lives during the battle of Bloody Run in 1656.
“We will start the prayers at 2pm on Libby Hill, ” says Chief Terry Price, “and follow with a few songs by our drummers. We hope the community will join us.”
The Battle of Bloody Run took place in 1656 at what is now the area now occupied by the 200 and 300 blocks of North 30th Street. The fierce battle between the colonial forces, their native allies, and the opposing native forces earned the site its name of Bloody Run, as the creek was said to have run red with blood. (See also: The Battle of Bloody Run by Tricia Noel).
Members of the Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, Inc. of Virginia are the Cherokee people of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Wolf Creek Cherokee Museum at 7400 Osborne Turnpike is open Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.