Ollie Nionee Oconostota, Ani'-Wa'Ya (Wolf) Clan

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Ollie Nionee Oconostota, Ani'-Wa'Ya (Wolf) Clan

Also Known As: "Nionee Ollie Raven", "Nonnie", "Ollie"
Birthplace: Overhills, Great Tellico, Tennessee
Death: Died in Cherokee, Washington, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Oconastota Moytoy, First Beloved Man of the Cherokee and Oo-Loo-Sta Moytoy (Oolootas Octlootsa Holly Clan)
Wife of "Young Hop" Moytoy; Attakullakulla / Onacona and Rising Fawn Fox/Conjuror
Mother of Tah Chee Long Warrier Tellico Bird Clan; Hannah "Nikitie" Rebecca Arthur; Chief Dragging Canoe; Little White Owl; Da-Tsi (Tah Chee) "Dutch" Carpenter and 15 others
Sister of Kah-Yahn-Tee-Hee Moytoy; Tathtowe Conjuror; Oo Loo Staii Moytoy Moytoy; Robin Judd; Ailsey Bird Clan and 21 others
Half sister of Bushyhead Ghi-Go-Ne-Li; Son; The Terrapin Moytoy .; A-Li Ani-Wa'Ya; Chief Tekahmih and 7 others

Occupation: Ani'-Wa'Ya (Wolf) Clan
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About Ollie Nionee Oconostota, Ani'-Wa'Ya (Wolf) Clan

Nionee Ollie "Ani" wa 'ya" Paint Clan Oconostota was a Natchez living in a town of refugees from that tribe who had settled among the Overhill Towns on the Little Tennessee River. She appears only rarely in the documentary record. In 1758 Dragging Canoe's father wrote to Lyttelton, "I desire that you would send me a cloak for my wife," and once he tried to exchange two prisoners for two negro slaves to help her. In a letter dated 1766, she is mentioned, but nothing more.

In November, 1774 she accompanied her husband to North Carolina. In Bethabara they both listened to an organ. He had heard many organs but she insited that the lid be removed because she feared a child was trapped inside.


Daughter of Creek Woman, also known as Aniwaya Woman of the Paint Clan, and Oconostota, the Warrior of Chota.

Nionne Ollie, of the Paint Clan. Born about 1720. Died 1800.

Ollie married Attakullakulla.


   * Dragging Canoe (first child)
   * Tache - same as Tarchee?
   * Dutsi Tarchee (also known as Dutch), born about 1740. Dutch was the father of Major Ridge and Oowatie. Oowatie, born about 1773, married Susanna Reese.
   * The Badger
   * Little Owl
   * Raven
   * Turtle At Home
   * Alexander Cameron, (an adopted white)
   * John Stuart was a soldier at Fort Loudon who was adopted by Attakullakulla and who later became Superintendent of Indian Affairs.


Of the paint clan

In any genealogy there are many sources that if listed would produce more data than the tree itself and many would likely be left out. I normally do not list sources. There are a few sources though that are so invaluable that they dare no be omitted. For example, all of my information as it applies to the Native Americans in my genealogy are the product of my Son, Jonathan R. Rex. In genealogy sources there is very little to no information about the people who first lived in this land. Finding this data is a challenge worthy of his efforts. I list these names only that they should be remembered and those from whom they descended should be able to know. For you though it might be only the start as there is far more to know and it is after all your heritage. In time without any doubt Jonathan will publish his work in detail and that will be a thing to see. Keep an eye out for him and his writing. You will not be disappointed.

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Ollie Nionee Oconostota, Ani'-Wa'Ya (Wolf) Clan's Timeline

North Carolina, United States
Overhills, Great Tellico, Tennessee
Age 6
Choto Town, Cherokee Nation - East
Age 11
Monroe, TN, USA
Age 14
Overhill Settlements, Monroe, Tennessee, United States
Age 16
Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Age 16
Age 18
Eastern Cherokee Territory
Age 19
Eastern Cherokee Nation