Little Turkey, Uku (1758 - 1801)

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Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Little Turkey, Uku

Little Turkey was elected First Beloved Man by the general council of the Cherokee upon the move of the council's seat to Ustanali on the Conasauga River following the murder of Corntassel in 1788. The United States acknowledged his rival, Hanging Maw of Coyatee, as the Cherokee leading headman, but the larger part of the Cherokee themselves, including the Lower Cherokee following Dragging Canoe, recognized Little Turkey. After the end of the Chickamauga wars in 1794 and the subsequent organization of national government, his title became Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, which he held until his death in 1801. He was born in 1758 and died at the age of 43

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1758
1758
1801
1801
Age 43