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John (Colonel) Duwa'li Bowles, Principal Chief MP (c.1756 - 1839)

History of Tsalagiyi Nvdagi (Texas Cherokee) by D. L. Utsidihi Hicks Chief Diwali, "Bowl" also known in history as "Bowles," born around 1756 in the Cherokee town of Little Hiwasee, located in the ...

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Takatoka, Principal Chief MP (c.1755 - 1824)

Takatoka (1755?–1824)aka: Ticketoke aka: Ta-Ka-To-Kuh aka: De'gata'ga aka: Degadoga Takatoka (whose name is spelled various ways in records of the time and in later histories) was one of the l...

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John OO-LOO-TES KEE Jolly, Principal Chief (1846 - d.)

John Jolly, Cherokee name Ahuludegi, also known as Oolooteka, was elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation West upon the death of his brother Tahlonteeskee in 1819. He had served as headman of Ca...

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Capt. John Rogers, Jr., Principal Chief MP (c.1781 - 1846)

John Rogers was the last elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation West, elected 11 October 1839 by the faction of Old Settlers who rejected the unity constitution of September 1839. The rejection...

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Charitey Hagey, Uku of Tugaloo (deceased)

The following are notes from The headman of Tugaloo, known as Charitey Hagey "the conjuror," assured the South Carolinians that his people no longer held anti-English sentiments. He balked at joining...

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Long Warrior of Tanasi, Uku (deceased)

Uku (1729-1730)

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Amahetai ll MoyToy of Tellico MP (c.1687 - 1741)

Moytoy of Tellico (d. 1741 or 1760?) was a Cherokee leader from Great Tellico, recognized by British colonial authorities as the "Emperor of the Cherokee"; the Cherokee themselves used the title "First...

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Amouskositte, Amo-sgiasite ("Dreadful Water"), Uku of Great Tellico MP (deceased)

Amouskositte, or Amo-sgiasite ("Dreadful Water"), of Great Tellico was the son of Moytoy of Tellico and attempted to succeed him as "Emperor of the Cherokee", a title given his father by Alexander Cumi...

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Attakullakulla / Onacona MP (c.1699 - c.1797)

Attakullakulla (ca. 1708–ca. 1777) or Atagulkalu (Cherokee, Ata-gul' kalu) — known to whites as Little Carpenter — was First Beloved Man of the Cherokee Indians from 1761 to around...

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Oconastota Moytoy, First Beloved Man of the Cherokee MP (c.1704 - c.1783)

NATIVE NAME: Aganstata ENGLISH NAME: James BEAVER Jr ALTERNATE NAMES: Oconostota, Oconastota Moytoy, Cunne Shote, Warrior of Chota, Stalking Turkey (a name which causes confusion with his uncle Kan...

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Little Turkey, Uku (1758 - 1801)

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...

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Uskwa'li-gu'ta (Hanging Maw), Uku MP (c.1710 - c.1792)

Hanging Maw, or Uskwa'li-gu'ta in Cherokee, was the leading chief of the Overhill Cherokee from 1788 to 1794. He became chief following the death of Old Tassel, during the troubled period following the...

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Ross O Swimmer, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (deceased)

Ross O. Swimmer is the Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Swimmer attended Oklahoma University, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor de...

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W. W. Keeler MP (1908 - 1987)

KEELER, WILLIAM WAYNE (1908-1987) Chief executive officer of Phillips Petroleum Company and chief of the Cherokee Nation, William Wayne Keeler was born April 5, 1908, in Dalhart, Texas, and grew up i...

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Jesse Bartley Milam, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1884 - 1949)

MILAM, JESSE BARTLEY (1884-1949) Bartley Milam served as a model Cherokee leader and businessman in twentieth-century America. His character attributes of adaptation and resilience mirrored the charact...

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Samuel Houston Mayes, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1845 - 1927)

MAYES, SAMUEL HOUSTON (1845-1927) Cherokee chief, rancher, and entrepreneur Samuel Houston Mayes was born to Samuel and Nancy Adair Mayes on May 11, 1845, at Muddy Springs, near present Stilwell, i...

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Johnson Harris, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1856 - 1921)

Col Johnson. Harris was born April 19, 1856. His father was White and his mother was Cherokee. Harris' public life began with his election to the Cherokee senate in 1881. On the death of J.B. Mayes, he...

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Joel Bryan (Tsa-wa Gak-ski) ᏣᏩᎦKᏍᎩ Mayes, Major, CSA, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1833 - 1891)

Joel Bryan Mayes (Tsa-wa Gak-ski, Ꮳ Ꮹ ᎦK ᏍᎩ, in Cherokee) (1833 – 1891) was Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Early life and educationHe was born in ...

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Charles Oochalata, ᎤᏤᎳᏔ Thompson, CSA, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. - 1891)

Chief Thompson.Charles Thompson (Oochalata, ᎤᏤᎳᏔ, in Cherokee) lived near the present-day site of Lake Spavinaw, following the Trail of Tears. He served in Drew's Regiment o...

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William Charles Rogers, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1849 - 1917)

William Charles Rogers was born near Claremore, Oklahoma on the 13th of December 1847. A successful farmer, he entered local politics in 1881. A member of the Downing Party, he was elected Principal ...

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Thomas Mitchell Buffington, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1855 - 1938)

The only surviving regularly-elected chief of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory is Thomas Mitchell Buffington. Born in Goingsnake district on October 15, 1855, Mr. Buffington's public life began ...

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Dennis Wolfe Bushyhead, Sr., Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1826 - 1898)

Dennis Bushyhead (born March 18, 1826, died 1898) was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. He served from 1879 to 1887. Bushyhead was born in the state of Tennessee, the oldest son of Rev. Jesse...

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William Potter Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1820 - 1891)

William R. Ross was Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation During two separate terms. On October 19, 1866, he was chosen by the National Council to fill the unexpired term of Chief Ross. His job was to...

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Joe Byrd, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (deceased)

Joe Byrd, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Biographical information Joe Byrd was born in Muldrow, Oklahoma and raised in the rural community of Nicut, Oklahoma. He is the son of Lillian Byrd ...

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Chadwick Ugista ᎤᎩᏍᏔ Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP

Chadwick Ugista ᎤᎩᏍᏔ "Corntassel" Smith Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation In office 1999 – present Chadwick "Corntassel" Smith (Cherok...

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Wilma Pearl Mankiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1945 - 2010)

Wilma Pearl Mankiller (November 18, 1945 – April 6, 2010) was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Wilma Pearl Mankil...

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Jennie Winters (c.1817 - c.1895)

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Peggy Sanders (Sonicooie) (c.1780 - c.1827)

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Susannah Sonicooie MP (1764 - c.1790)

Lived at Suwanee Old Town on the western border of present-day Gwinnett county.

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Blue Sonicooie (1730 - d.)

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Lewis Downing, Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1823 - d.)

Lewis Downing , Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1823-1872) Born; 1823,Tennessee, USA Died; 1872, Tahlequah, OK Principal Chief of the Cherokees (1867-1872);(Cherokee, Irish, and English); Vice-Ch...

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Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U Ward MP (1728 - c.1822)

Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U aka Nancy Ward Nanye-hi ("One Who Goes About") Ward (Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Nanye'hi)) Click to view Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U aka Nancy Ward Nanye-hi ("One Who G...

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Picture and Document Holder Dawes Roll MP (deceased)

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Wer-Teh MP (1730 - 1814)

Notes for WURTEH WATTS: I previously had Ta-lo-nv-ti-s-gi & U-ta-na as "Benges", children of Wurteh & John "Trader" Benge -and- I had a Ta-lo-nv-ti-s-gi as a son of Elizabeth Emory. The son of Elizab...

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George 'Tsa-Tsi-Agi-Li' Agin'agi'li Lowrey, II, Major, Principal Chief MP (c.1770 - 1852)

Native Cherokee Chief. Born Agin'-agi'li and known as Rising Fawn, his father came from Scotland and his mother was the daughter and granddaughter of Echota Cherokee chiefs. He was respected in the tri...

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Nannie "Oolootas Octlootsa Holly Clan" Lowrey (Watts) MP (1748 - 1787)

Nannie Watts (Oolootas Octlootsa Holly Clan) Click to view Nannie Watts (Oolootas Octlootsa Holly Clan) in the family tree View timeline for this person's branch of the family tree Nannie was born in...

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Sevier MP (c.1772 - 1828)

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George Lowrey, I MP (1745 - 1790)

George Lowrey was born in Scotland about 1740 and married Nannie Watts, daughter of Ghi-go-neli (father: Oconostota) and Rising Fawn (Agiligina Kenoteta). He was a trader, miller and man of many far-ra...

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William Presley Self MP (1732 - 1812)

William Presley Self's wife is Cathrine(RisingFawn) of the Cherokee Nation.Thier Daughter Amy Married a John Gunter.Amy's brother Presley married John's sister Amelia Gunter.John's and Amelia's mother'...

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Lucy Ward MP (1697 - 1758)

3rd WIFE: Lucy Ward, a former lady-in-waiting to the Queen of England whom he had met in 1730. They married about 1737. She was adopted by the Cherokee. She died in 1758, shortly after childbirth. CHIL...

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Lucy Ward, ll MP (deceased)

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Lucy Lowrey, Red Paint Clan MP (c.1776 - 1846)

Wife of Major George Lowrey,Jr; parents of James; Susan(A.Ross); George Lowrey III; Lydia(Dr.Milo Hoyt); Rachel(D.Brown-N.Orr); Anderson Pierce; and John Lowrey,died in infancy. Dau. of Wurteh Watts & ...

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John "Old Trader" Benge MP (c.1735 - c.1808)

BENGE, John Born: about 1735 in Virginia. Other records suggest he may have been born as early as 1726. Known as “Old Trader," and operated a trading post on the Cumberland. He was of Scottish d...

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Woman of Ani'-wa'di MP (c.1714 - 1752)

Woman of Ani'-Wa'di [3440] ABT 1720 - ____ * BIRTH: ABT 1720 * EVENT: Ani'-Wa'di = Red Paint clan (Wurteh) Clan: Family 1 : Willenawah or Great (or Grey) Eagle * MARRIAGE: 1. +Sister of...

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Old Tassel MP (1738 - 1788)

1. info from www.comanchelodge.com/cherokee-chiefs.html Old Tassel Born after 1730 in Toqua of the Overhills. It has been suggested that he may have been born much earlier, yet there is no evidence....

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Aisley Doublehead, of the Paint Clan MP (1720 - d.)

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"Princess" Cornblossom Doublehead MP (1770 - 1810)

"Princess" Cornblossom Doublehead & George Jacob "Big Jake" Troxel/l were married 1780 in Doubleheads Cave, Wayne Co., KY. Question: Is this Beloved Woman Cornblossom, daughter of Chief Doublehead? Ans...

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Chuqualatague Incalatanga Taltsuska "Doublehead" MP (c.1744 - c.1807)

Note that "Chuqualataque" is a title, not a name! Doublehead (1744–1807) or Incalatanga (Tal-tsu'tsa in Cherokee), was one of the most feared warriors of the Cherokee during the Chickamauga ...

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Great "Crit" "Drags Blanket" Priber MP (c.1740 - c.1790)

Have also seen her first name spelled "Creat" - so consider records with that name also.

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Clogoittah Maiden of Tellico MP (1706 - 1790)

Attended: 1730, Delegation to King George II Blood: Full Blood Cherokee Clan: Ani'-Ga'tâge'wi = Kituah or Wild Potato (Wa-Wli Vann) Clogoittah [1238] ABT 1706 - ____ * BIRTH: ABT 170...

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Christian Gottlieb Priber MP (1697 - c.1743)

Christian Gottilieb Priber was born in on 21 March 1697 in Sachsen [Zittau], Germany and died in 1730 in South Carolina, USA. Parents: Friedrich Prieber (1670-)and Anna Dorothea Bergmann (1670-). M...

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Kanagatoga "Old Hop" Moytoy, First Beloved Man of the Cherokee MP (c.1690 - 1761)

Kanagatucko , known in English as Standing Turkey or Old Hop ,[1] was a Cherokee elder, serving briefly as the principle Chief of the Cherokee from 1758-1761, when he died. The European settlers knew h...

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Jennie MP (deceased)

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Nunna'hi-dihi, Chief Pathkiller MP (c.1764 - 1839)

Birth: 1742 Death: Jan., 1827 Cherokee Chief. Born it present day Alabama, he rose to the chieftainship of Gun'-di'ga-duhun'yi or Turkey Town, the largest of the Cherokee settlements and a princi...

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Su-Gi (Wild Onion) of the Wolf Clan MP (1700 - 1735)

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James William David McDaniel, Sr. MP (1716 - 1752)

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Catherine 'Katie' Ward MP (1763 - 1823)

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John Jackson Ward MP (1750 - c.1815)

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Su Sookie Salle Granny Hopper Hop MP (1730 - 1820)

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Little Tasssel Raven MP (deceased)

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Creek Woman MP (deceased)

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Rayetaeh Utisdgata Onitostah Coody MP (1690 - d.)

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John Bowles, of Scotland MP (deceased)

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Oo Yo Sti Otiyu MP (1716 - 1760)

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Robert 'of Marden' Carpenter MP (1578 - 1651)

Robert of Marden CARPENTER · Sex: M · Birth: ABT 1545 in England · Death: 1607 in Marden, England · Note: Robert Carpenter of Marden married his cousin Eleanor Carpenter; wi...

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Thomas Pasmere "Corn Planter" Carpenter MP (1607 - 1675)

Thomas Pasmere Carpenter called Cornplanter was born in 1607 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England and died in 1675 in Running Water Village, Tennessee. He was buried in The Great Mound, Nikwasi, Franklin, ...

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Pride Chalakahatha MP (1615 - 1679)

• THOMAS PASMERE was well educated, but did not want to participate in the family business for other brothers and sisters were heavily involved. When but twenty years old, THOMAS departed Plymou...

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Col. Nathaniel Gist MP (1733 - 1812)

Info added per DARs "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating he was "a colonel and grigadier of the Virginia Line" Sequoyah's father was either white or mix...

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Christopher Gist MP (1706 - 1759)

Christopher Gist (1706–1759) was one of the first white explorers of the Ohio Country in what would become the United States. He was credited with providing the first detailed description of t...

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? (Cherokee woman) Durham (c.1720 - c.1780)

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Samuel Durham (c.1706 - c.1772)

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Letty "Hatchet Grey" Durham MP (1744 - 1843)

Letty (Hatchet Grey) Durham - Howard: It's believed her name was Durham. Burial: in Kentucky. She was Full Blood Cherokee Indian she came from the Asheville, N.C.Area, it was part of the Cherokee Nat...

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William Harrison "Hack" Harrison Blevins MP (1840 - 1925)

WILLIAM HARRISON (HACK)8 BLEVINS, d. 1925. Notes for WILLIAM HARRISON (HACK) BLEVINS: Spearheaded efforts to claim land and money in 1906/1907 (Guion Miller rolls). At one time, had 2,000 member...

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Elias Boudinot MP (1802 - 1839)

Elias Boudinot (1802–June 22, 1839) was a Cherokee Indian who started and edited the tribe's first newspaper. He was born in Oothcaloga, Cherokee Nation (now Calhoun, Georgia) as Gallegina Watie...

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Sequoyah (George Gist) MP (1758 - 1843)

Sequoyah , or Se-quo-ya as written today, was also known as George Guess or Gist, the first of three generations with the George name. While GIST is the original spelling of the name, later generations...

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Utsvtiselu Kai-Ya-Tah-Hee 'Onitositah' Kaallaha Corntassel, Uku of Chota MP (1702 - 1788)

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Daughter Corntassel MP (1775 - 1805)

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Eughioote Corntassel MP (1700 - d.)

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John Watts, I MP (1670 - d.)

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Willenawah "Great Eagle" MP (1702 - c.1788)

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 N...

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Major Ridge, "The Ridge" MP (c.1771 - 1839)

Kah-nung-da-tla-geh, "the man who walks the mountain top", was known as "The Ridge" and later Major Ridge, for his participation in the Creek War 1813-1814. He was the leader of the Ridge or Treaty Par...

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John Guwisguwi Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation MP (1790 - 1866)

John Ross (October 3, 1790 - August 1, 1866), also known as Guwisguwi (a mythological or rare migratory bird), was Principal Chief of the Cherokee Native American Nation from 1828-1866. Described as th...

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Rev. George Edward Sizemore, Jr. MP (c.1750 - c.1820)

GEORGE EDWARD5 SIZEMORE (EDWARD4, HENRY3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1750 in Lunenberg Co., Va., and died 1820 in Ashe Co., N.C.. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH ARUNA HART 1770 in Rowan Co., or Su...

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George All Sizemore MP (c.1745 - 1822)

Notes for GEORGE ALL SIZEMORE: [ family lore, no facts to prove or disprove -- mez ] George All Sizemore was an Indian kidnapped by mistake about 1750 and raised by a family named Cornett. Yes, Georg...

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Killaneca "The Buck" Galagina Raven MP (1712 - 1757)

Notes for KILLAQUE: The Colonial Records of South Carolina, Documents Relating to Indian Affairs, 1754-1765, p375, Captain Rayd. Demere to Governor Lyttelton, Ft Loudon, May 18, 1757; "Sir, since...

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White Owl Raven Moytoy Carpenter MP (1680 - 1741)

White Owl Raven 1680 - 1741 Husband of Anawaya Nancy Moytoy White Owl Raven was an Algonguin Infant when captured. He was adopted by the Cherokee Tribe and was raised by Woman Nancy, and was of ano...

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Quatsis Ani-Wa'Di MP (c.1710 - 1737)

2nd WIFE: Quatsis, Shawnee. They married about 1736. CHILDREN WITH WIFE #2: Adopted father of Daughter of Quatsis (name unknown), 1/2 Shawnee-Cherokee

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Abigail // a kwee gay la Roark MP (1760 - 1820)

Abigail = aquigela [a kwee gay la] Discussion Message below refers to the Vanover Family, who give an explaination of the last name Abby Easterd. Could Abigail Roark have come from the same India...

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U Ga Lo Gv "Leaf" Nelly Pathkiller MP (c.1734 - c.1790)

The Children of Chief Pathkiller and Peggy (woman of the Red Paint Clan of The Overhill Cherokee, NC.) Chief Nunnaa hi-Diha Pathkiller B. abt 1764 Nancy Ann (Polly) U’ga’lo’...

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Chief Dragging Canoe MP (c.1734 - 1792)

NATIVE NAME: Tsi'yu-gunsini ENGLISH NAME: Dragging Canoe; Andrew Brown ALTERNATE NAMES:Cui Canacina, Savage Napoleon, Dragon (so called by his enemies). ALTERNATE SPELLINGS: Cheucunsene, Kunnese ...

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Yonaguska or (Yo-nu-gv-ya-s-gi) "Drowning Bear" ᏲᏄᎬᏯᏍᎩ, Principal Chief MP (c.1760 - 1839)

1817-19 Reservations 1: August 03, 1819, #213, at the Governor's island, 16 in family 1817-19 Reservations 2: Reservation released to North Carolina 1835 Census roll: Haywood Co, NC, 2m18-, 1m18+, ...

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Nancy Nanye-hi Moytoy, Wolf Clan MP (1683 - c.1741)

Nancy Moytoy of the Wolf Clan (born ca. 1683) Daughter of Amatoy Moytoy 1683 - 1741 Nancy Moytoy of the Wolf Clan (born ca. 1683) was a member of the Cherokee/Shawnee Moytoy-Carpenter dynasty. She ...

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Amatoya Moytoy, I, of Tellico MP (1640 - 1700)

Note: English name was Trader Carpenter. Amatoya Moytoy of Chota (pronounced mah-tie) was a Cherokee town chief of the early eighteenth century in the area of present-day Tennessee. He held a promine...

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