Redbird / Tah-tso-quah Sixkiller, 1st. Lt., USA), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Ch (c.1823 - 1898)

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Birthplace: Rome, Georgia Cherokee Nation East
Death: Died in Locust Grove, Saline District, Indian Territory
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About Redbird / Tah-tso-quah Sixkiller, 1st. Lt., USA), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Ch

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Redbird Sixkiller was born in the Cherokee Nation East in Georgia. In 1837, he and his wife, Pamelia Whaley, were informed that they were to be forcibly removed from Georgia and relocated to the Indian Territory, west of the Mississippi River. The Indian Removal has become known as The Trail of Tears.

Redbird and his wife arrived in Goingsnake District of Indian Territory in the spring of 1838. They settled near the present day village of Westville, Oklahoma, where they raised a family of eight, five boys and three girls.

1st Lt. Redbird Sixkiller commanded a Union Indian artillery company during the Civil War. He served from July 1862 until May 1864 and fought in the battles of Newtonia, Missouri; Cain Hill; and Prairie Grove. His son, Samuel, served as an enlisted man in his unit.

After the war, he was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation.

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1st Lt. Redbird Sixkiller (USA), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation's Timeline

1823
1823
Rome, Georgia Cherokee Nation East
1839
1839
Age 16
Cherokee, Georgia, USA
1842
November 25, 1842
Age 19
Cherokee Nation West
1845
February 13, 1845
Age 22
West, Nimba, Liberia
1848
April 15, 1848
Age 25
West, Nimba, Liberia
1850
October 1, 1850
Age 27
Cherokee Nation West
1851
April 8, 1851
Age 28
Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, USA
1852
April 15, 1852
Age 29
West, Nimba, Liberia
1853
May 8, 1853
Age 30
Floyd, Georgia, USA