Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home - Historic Structure and Cultural Landscape Report


For the purposes of developing this combined Historic Structure Report and Cultural

Landscape Report, the National Park Service, in conjunction with Chieftains

Museum, determined additional historical research was needed to find information

relevant to understanding and interpreting the building and landscape history. NPS

and Chieftains agreed that historical research should be undertaken at the thorough

level as defined in the NPS Cultural Resource Management Guideline (1995:18).

In the Spring of 2004, Chieftains Museum entered into contract with Southern

Research Historic Preservation Consultants, Inc. to undertake the historical research

for this project. Based on a research plan approved by Chieftains Museum and NPS,

Southern Research prepared successive drafts of a document presenting the results of

their research effort. Southern Research consulted many sources and the results are

presented in an edited form in the second and third sections of this report. In

general, the results of the research were less than what was hoped for and additional

research would likely further benefit the overall understanding and interpretation of

the history and current state of the Chieftains property.

Cite this Record

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home - Historic Structure and Cultural Landscape Report. Glenn D. Simpson, Mark L. Mortier, Steve Burns-Chavez. 2007 ( tDAR id: 366122) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KW5D03

Spatial Coverage

min long: -85.193; min lat: 34.218 ; max long: -85.07; max lat: 34.346 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Rachel Black

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