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

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About Amouskositte, Amo-sgiasite ("Dreadful Water") moytoy, Uku of Great Tellico

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 Cuming. Few Cherokee recognized him as their First Beloved Man, and by 1753 both he and Tellico had become eclipsed by Kanagatucko and Chota.

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AMMOUSHOSSITTEE Child of Moytoy. Born 1728 The English terms for Ammouskossittee were Bad Water He was also called the Emperor of Tellico, Tacite of Euphassee (Mankiller of Hiwassee), and the Young Emperor. After his father's death in 1741, the British appointed him the Emperor of the Cherokee Nation. He was only a teenager at this time, and he was not able to control the various towns. Johnny of Tenase and Ostenaco served as his advisors. The Breed Slave Catcher and Captain Ceaser were also a part of his council. Old Hop, his uncle, ended the British appointed rulership, which in turn ended Ammouskossittee's role as an headman. He was a Cherokee man.

AMMOUSHOSSMEE He was from the Overhills, 1741-1757. Name defined as "Bad Water." Also called the Emperor of Great Tellico, the Emperor, and the Young Emperor. He was an English appointed ruler of the Cherokee nation to replace his deceased father, Moytoy who died in 1741. Born about 1730, probably in Great Hiwassee.

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1. info from www.comanchelodge.com/cherokee-chiefs.html

Ammoushossittee Child of Moytoy. Born 1728. The English terms for Ammouskossittee were Bad Water. He was also called the Emperor of Tellico, Tacite of Euphassee (Mankiller of Hiwassee), and the Young Emperor. After his father's death in 1741, the British appointed him the Emperor of the Cherokee Nation. He was only a teenager at this time and he was notable to control the various towns. Johnny of Tenase and Ostenaco served as his advisors. The Breed Slave Catcher and Captain Ceaser were also part of his council. Old Hop, his uncle, ended the British appointed rulership, which in turn ended Ammouskossittee's role as a headman. He was a Cherokee man.

2. info from familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/cJames-R-Hicks/BOO....

Old Frontiers, pg. 66;

"The name Amo-Scossite means bad or dreadful water. A descendant of the same name died while on the way to the west during the removal, 1838.


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