1st Lt. Redbird Sixkiller (USA)

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Redbird Sixkiller

Also Known As: "Tah-tso-quah", "Tah-chu-wha Su-dul-de-he"
Birthplace: Cherokee Nation East, Georgia, United States
Death: Died in Locust Grove, Saline District, Indian Territory, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rufus / Ool-Scho-Stee "Rufas Sixkiller"/"Old Soldier" Sixkiller and Gu-er-tsa Sixkiller
Husband of Nannie Sixkiller; Elizabeth Sixkiller; Elizabeth Proctor; Pamelia Whaley and Nancy F Sixkiller
Father of Joseph Sixkiller; Elizabeth "Betsy" Sixkiller; Eliza Jane Proctor; Samuel Sixkiller, Captain of the U.S. Indian Police and Deputy U.S. Marshal; Mary M. Sixkiller and 10 others
Brother of Peacheater "Cha-ah-wah" Sixkiller (Qua-Wa-De-Che-Ga Anderson); Cricket / Ta-La-To Ta LaTo Sixkiller; Frog / Wa-Lo-See "Wa-lo-see Su-dul-de-he" Sixkiller; Delaware / Ah-Wa-Quo-Nu-Gi Aquan-Tee Sixkiller; Susan "Su-sa-nie Su-dul-de-he" Yellowhammer and 5 others

Occupation: 1st Lt., Commanding Officer Union Army Indian artillery, Associate Justice Cherokee Nation Supreme Court
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About 1st Lt. Redbird Sixkiller (USA)


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)'s Timeline

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