Willenawah "Great Eagle"

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Willenawah "The Great Eagle" of Tellico

Also Known As: "Tannassee", "Great Eagle", "Grey Eagle", "Onitositah", "Willenawa"
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 Amahetai ll MoyToy of Tellico and Aganunitsi Quatie, of the Wolf Clan
Husband of Woman of Ani'-wa'di
Father of Sister of Doublehead; Red Bird; Sister of Old Tassel Great Eagle; Wer-Teh; Old Tassel and 9 others
Brother of White Owl Raven Moytoy Carpenter IV; Aisley Moytoy, of the Wolf Clan; Ostenaco Outacite "Mankiller" of Settico, Cherokee Emissary to England; Oconastota Moytoy, First Beloved Man of the Cherokee; Clo-go-i-tah Priber, of Tellico and 5 others
Half brother of White Owl Raven Moytoy Carpenter IV; Kitegista Skalilosken of Tellico, Cherokee Emissary to England; A-nu-wa-gi (Peggy) Moytoy, Wild Potato Clan; Tathtowe (Tittoe II) of Tellico, Cherokee Emissary to England; Ounaconoa of Tellico, Cherokee Emissary to England and 3 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"

According to The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries by William R. Reynolds, Jr., Willenawah (Tifftoya, the Great Eagle of Tanasi) was a brother of Attakullakulla, both sons of Savannah Tom (Moytoy III, the Raven of Tellico. (p. 51). Priber married Clogoitah, a sister to Willenawah. Priber's daughter Creat married Willenawah's son Doublehead, her first cousin, while another daughter Susan married Doublehead's brother Redbird Carpenter (aka Aaron Brock, Tsisquaya).

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
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Age 32
Age 34
Cherokee Nation East (Tasagi town)
Age 36
Age 36
Toqua of the Overhills
Age 38
Age 42
Stearns, McCreary, KY, USA
Age 44
Cherokee, AL, USA