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Degadoga, Principal Chief

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Degadoga Principal Chief (1813-1817)

Degadoga, or Tatoka, was an early Cherokee emigrant who succeeded as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation West upon the departure for Spanish Texas in 1813 of the first man to hold that title, The Bowl, a leader of the Cherokee during the Chickamauga wars who had emigrated west near the end of that series of conflicts. He was succeeded as principal chief in 1817 by Tahlonteeskee, and served the war chief of the Western Cherokee during the Cherokee-Osage War of 1817-1823.

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