Native American Indians Profile (NAIP)
1st Families, Cherokee Nation East
First Generation! An Algonquin
White Owl Raven
Onacona "White Owl" Peace Chief!
Note: Cherokee Myths, by Mooney - Glossary, Pg510Ata'gul'kalu' -a noted Cherokee Chief, recgnized by the British government as the head chief or "emperor" of the Nation, about 1700 and later, and commonly known to the whites as the "Little Carpenter" (Little Cornplanter, by mistake in Haywood) The name is frequently spelled Atta-kulla-kulla, or Ata-Kullakilla, or Ata-culculla It may be rendered "Leaning-wood" from ata', "wood" and gul'kalu' a verb implying that something long is leaning, without sufficient support, against some other object; it has no first person form.Bartram describes him as "a man of remarkably small stature, slender and of a delicate frame, the onlyinstance I saw in the Nation; but he is a man of superior abilities.
2. Tame Doe
Third Generation! Wolf Clan
2.1 Longfellow Tuskeegeetee; "Creek Warrior Killer" of Chistatoa
2.2 Tsistuna-gis-ke Wildrose; Nancy WARD
m. 2nd Daniel B. HUGHES, 1Ch.
Note: Cherokee Myths, by Mooney, Pg203,4 Writes:Nancy WARD A noted halfbreed Cherokee woman, the date and place of whose birth and death are alike unknown. It is said that her father was a British officer named Ward and her mother a sister of Ata-kullakulla, principal chief of the Nation at the time of the first Cherokee war. She was probably related to Brian Ward, an oldtime trader among the Cherokee, mentioned elsewhere in connection with the battle of Tali'wa.During the Revolutionary period she resided at Echota, the national capital, where she held the office of "Beloved Woman," or "Pretty Woman," by virtue of which she was entitled to speak in councils and to decide the fate of captives. She distinguished herself by her constant friendship for the Americans, always using her best effort to bring about peace between them and her own people, and frequently giving timely warning of projected Indian raids, notably on the occasion of the great invasion of the Watauga and Holston settlements in 1776. A Mrs Bean, captured during this incursion, was saved by her interposition after having been condemned to death and already bound to the stake.In 1780, on occasion of another Cherokee outbreak, she assisted a number of traders to escape, and the next year was sent by the chiefs to make peace with Sevier and Campbell, who were advancing against the Cherokee towns. Campbell speaks of her in his report as "the famous Indian woman, Nancy Ward." Although peace was not then granted, her relatives, when brought in later with other prisoners, were treated with the consideration due in return for her good offices.She is described by Robertson, who visited her about this time, as "queenly and commanding" in appearance and manner, and her house as furnished in accordance with her high dignity.When among the Arkansas Cherokee in 1819, Nuttall was told that she had introduced the first cows into the Nation, and that by her own and her children's influence the condition of the Cherokee had been greatly elevated. He was told also that her advice and counsel bordered on supreme, and that her interference was.allowed to be decisive even in affairs of life and death. Although he speaks in the present tense, it is hardly probable that she was then still alive, and he does not claim to have met her. Her descendants are still found in the Nation.See Haywood, Natural and Aboriginal Tennessee;Ramsey, Tennessee; Nuttall, Travels, p. 130, 1821;Campbell letter, 1781, and Springstone deposition, 1781, in Virginia State Papers i, pp. 435, 436, 447, 1875;Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography.
Note: The Cherokee People, by Thomas E. MAILS - Page 193, Writes:Nancy WARD holds a postion of great significance in Cherokee history, and must be mentioned here.In 1738, Tame Doe, the sister of Attakullakulla, gave birth to a daughter named Nancy, who in time became the last true "Beloved Woman" of the Cherokees, and who in her views regarding Cherokee and white relationships was an ally of Little Carpenter.In the early 1750s, she married the noted war leader, Kingfisher of the Deer Clan, and was at his side when in 1755 he was killed by Creek warriors at the battle of Taliwa. She immediately picked up his weapons and rallied the Cherokee warriors to overwhelming victory.Her first tangible reward was a black slave who had been left behind by the retreating Creeks, and legend has it that this was the beginning of black slavery among the Cherokees.Back at Chota, she was chosen to fill the vacant position of a "Beloved Woman". It was believed that the Supreme Beings often spoke to the people through the beloved women, and they were given absolute power in the question of what to do with prisoners taken in war.Nancy did not hesitate to use the power. She was also head of the influential woman's council that consisted of a representative from each clan, and she sat as a voting member of the council of chiefs.In the late 1750s, she married an already wed white trader named Bryant Ward, who before 1760 left her and returned to his white wife and children in South Carolina. In 1772, an English diplomat named Robertson visited Nancy's home at Chota, which he described as being furnished in a barbaric splendor that befitted her high rank. She was then thirty-five years old, and he pictured her as "queenly and commanding."
Note: Tennessee Cousins, by Worth S. RAY - Page 203, Writes:In 1775 the Indians had a plan to attack the settlement on the "Watauga", Nancy WARD, [a37yrs], who was nearly allied to some of the principal Chiefs, obtained knowledge of the plan, and without delay communicated it to Isaac THOMAS "a trader" her friend and a true' American.He immediatley set out to worn them of the dandanger, which he opportunely did, and proceeded without delay, to the Committee of Safety in Virginia.He was accompanied by William FALLIN (or FEWLIN) as far as the "Holston" settlement.
Note: Tennessee Cousins, by Worth S. RAY - Page 510, Writes:Nancy WARD, the "Pocahontis" of those days, and friend of the white people, lived at "Woman-Killer Ford" on the OCOEE, in present Polk or Bradley County, TN. where she is buried, and has a marker at her tomb. It is one of the land-marks of the section.
3. The BUCK (a.k.a. Galagina Killikeenah, Killaneca )
4. Galagina Killikeenah, Killaneca (a.k.a. The Buck )
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