Turtle at Home . (c.1758 - c.1814) MP

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Nicknames: "Sa-li-gu-gi", "Shoe Boots", "Selukuki Wohelengh"
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Birthplace: Tennessee, Cherokee Territory
Death: Died
Occupation: Headman of Nickajack, Chickamauga War lieutenant
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Turtle-at-Home, or Selukuki Wohelengh, was a Cherokee warrior and leader, brother of Dragging Canoe and one of his chief lieutenants during the Chickamauga wars. In the beginning and the later years, he led war parties against the settlements on the Holston, Nolichucky, Watauga, and Doe Rivers in modern East Tennessee, and against the Cumberland River settlements in modern Middle Tennessee. After the second destruction of the Chickamauga Towns in 1782, however, instead of moving to the Five Lower Towns with his brother and the rest of the Chickamauga/Lower Cherokee, he and his band of seventy warriors headed north to fight alongside their Shawnee allies. Wiki

  • When John Norton, the Mohawk leader of Cherokee-Scottish ancestry travelled south and stayed in the area during his travels after the War of 1812, Turtle-at-Home served as his main informant for the history of the area. The Journal of Major John Norton

More About TURTLE-AT-HOME: Aka (Facts Pg): Sa-li-gu-gi Wo-he-le-nv Blood: 3/4 Cherokee Clan: Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Peggy Scott?) Military service: 1814, Creek War; Cpt John Spears (see BLW# 93769) Occupation: March 15, 1792, Headman of Running Water town. Translation: Sa-li-gu-gi = Snapping Turtle

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