About Wrosetasatow, Outacite, or Mankiller, Uku of Keowee
Wrosetasatow of Keowee Principal Chief (1721-1729)
Between 1711 and 1713 some three hundred Cherokees helped colonial forces drive the Tuscarora Indians northward to the Great Lakes region. In 1721 a group of chiefs representing thirty-seven Cherokee towns met at Charlestown with Sir Francis Nicolson, the first British governor of South Carolina, and reached agreements concerning territorial boundaries. There being no supreme head among the Cherokees, Nicolson appointed a chief named Wrosetasatow as such. The Cherokee was also known as Outacite, or Mankiller. One of the first Cherokee war chiefs to emerge into the realm of modern history was Uskwalena- the name being interpreted as Bull Head or Big Head. He led the Cherokees in defeating the Creeks at Pine Island, near present Guntersville, Alabama, in 1714. The site later became the Cherokee settlement of Creek Path.