Willenawah "Great Eagle"

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Willenawah "The Great Eagle" of Tellico

Also Known As: "Tannassee", "Great Eagle", "Grey Eagle", "Onitositah"
Birthplace: Stearns, McCreary, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Cause of death: Killed by whites while under a flag of truce
Immediate Family:

Son of Kai-Yah-Tah-Hee (First to Kill) Corntassle
Husband of Woman of Ani'-wa'di; Aisley Doublehead, of the Paint Clan and Nancy Corntassel
Father of Willenawah Tannassee; Sister of Old Tassel; Chief Standing Turkey; Chuqualatague Incalatanga Taltsuska "Doublehead"; Pumpkin Boy and 20 others

Occupation: Ani'Ga'tage'wi = Kituah or Wild Potato clan (Wa-Wli Vann)
Managed by: Jeffrey Phillips
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About Willenawah "Great Eagle"


Chief Great Eagle CORNTASSEL (son of Kai-Yah-Tah-Hee (First to Kill) CORNTASSEL)163 was born 1702 in Cherokee Nation East, Toqua163, and died Abt. 1788 in Cherokee Nation East, Toqua163. He married Nancy.

Also called: Onitositah

Killed by whites while under a flag of truce

Children of Chief Great Eagle CORNTASSEL and Nancy are:

+Chief Dutch Tauchee CORNTASSEL, b. Abt. 1720, Tamali, BroomTown, Cherokee Nation, GA, d. 1788, Summer of 1788- Murdered by John Kirk Jr.163.

Willenawah or Great (or Grey) Eagle


ABT 1720 - ____

   * BIRTH: ABT 1720
   * EVENT: Tiffyoa of Tanasee
   * EVENT: Ani'Ga'tage'wi = Kituah or Wild Potato clan (Wa-Wli Vann)

Father: Moytoy

Mother: Woman of Ani'-Ga'Tage'Wi

Family 1 : Woman of Ani'-Wa'di

  1. +Sister of Doublehead
  2. +Old Tassel
  3.  Standing Turkey
  4. +DoubleHead
  5. +Pumpkin Boy
  6. +Nancy
  7.  Sequichee
  8.  John Jolly
  9.  Warhatchee
 10.  Hanging Maw
 11.  Ann 



1. Information from WFT James Lindsey Thompson

Attended delegation to King George in 1730.

2. Info from familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks/BOO....

The Colonial Records of South Carolina, Documents Relating to Indian Affairs, 1750-1754, p100:

Talk of the Head Men of Chotee and Tanacy (SCIB2-100) August 9, 1751;

Tifftoya of Tanassee(commonly called Willeeneewa) says he has been a head man this six years."

Names: Tifftoya of Tanassee, Willenawah, Great (Grey) Eagle

Attended: 1730 Delegation to King George II


Attended: 1730, Delegation to King George II

Blood: Full Blood Cherokee

Clan: Ani'-Ga'tâge'wi = Kituah or Wild Potato (Wa-Wli Vann) -------------------- •ID: I61051 •Name: Willenawah •Given Name: Willenawah •Suffix: , Great Eagle •Sex: M •_UID: C425145DEFDBB747B38EE5756FA8B1F277A7 •Change Date: 31 Mar 2006 •Birth: ABT 1710 •Death: 9 AUG 1807 in Hiwasse River, TN

Father: Amadohiyi Moytoy b: ABT 1687 in Tellico, East Cherokee Nation Mother: Woman Of Deer Clan b: 1680 in Cherokee Nation East

Marriage 1 Cherokee •Married: Children 1. Old Tassel b: ABT 1738 2. Kai-Yan Tahee b: ABT 1740 3. Wurtea Doublehead b: ABT 1742 in Tasagi Town 4. Chief Doublehead b: ABT 1744 in Stearns, KY 5. E.-Yah-Chu-Tlee b: ABT 1746

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Willenawah "Great Eagle"'s Timeline

Stearns, McCreary, Kentucky, United States
Age 28
Age 30
Cherokee Nation - East
Age 32
Age 36
Toqua of the Overhills
Age 36
Age 36
United States
Age 38
Age 40
Cherokee Nation East (Tasagi town)
Age 40