Caulunna, the Raven of Chota

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About Caulunna, the Raven of Chota

CAULUNNA Born: before 1676. The English word for Caulunna was Raven. He was the leader of the Seven Clans, and went to England in 1730. Ile was killed in battle in 1741. His sister, Quatsis or Quatie, was the mother of Oconostota,the Cherokee Great Warrior and Principal Headman. He was a Cherokee man

  • parents: A-NU-WE-GI MOYTOY (mother) & an unknown father

Kalanu (Raven/Spokesman) of Chota. He was custodian of The Cherokee Ark, Speaker of Council, War Chief, Heir to the Seat of the Nation.


  1. Nancy "Cherokee" DOUGHERTY. Nancy, the wife of Caulunna. She was noted as being one half white.

Children include

  1. KALANAH First child of Caulunna and Nancy. Born: before 1740. The English term for Kalanah was Raven. His name was later changed to Savanooka (Sawanugi or Shawnee), though he was still referred to as the Raven of Chota in English records. The name Shawnee was given to him due to him being captured by that tribe at one time. There appeared to have been confusion over who Savanooka actually was. Some historians believe be was Oconostota's nephew, while others stated he married Oconostota's sister. He served as Oconostota's advisor in the second half of the eighteenth-century. He was a Cherokee man.
  2. CHICSATIHI Second child of Caulunna and Nancy. His name was later changed to Bushyhead or Oonantada. he married Nancy "Nannie" Foreman, the daughter of Anthony Foreman (Scottish) and a Cherokee woman. He was a Cherokee man.
  3. Child of Caulunna and Nancy This unknown daughter was the older sister of Kahtayah. She, was a Cherokee woman.
  4. KANTAYAH Fourth child of Caulunna and Nancy. She was noted as the youngest daughter, which may imply that she had more than one sister Her first husband was Alexander Drumgould, and her second husband was John Foreman, a Revolutionary War soldier. Her English name may have been Nannie Drumgould nee Doublehead. She was a Cherokee woman. Kantayah "Cherokee", born 1712. She was the daughter of 34. Caulanna Raven of Chota - Sour Hominy "Cherokee" and 35. Nancy "Cherokee". She married John Anthony Foreman, born 1710, in 1743. (per


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Caulunna, the Raven of Chota's Timeline

Cherokee Nation East (Alabama)
Age 65
Cherokee Nation East