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1st Families, Cherokee Nation East


First Generation! An Algonquin
White Owl Raven
b. Unknown
d. Unknown
Married Miss Nancy Unknown;
(called Nancy by the British) of the Wolf Clan
b. Unknown,
d. Unknown
They had at least 4 Children born to this Union:
+1. 1st Son: Onacona "White Owl" 1695-1797 102y
 2. 1st Dau: Tame Doe b. 1712 in Cherokee Nation East
 3. 2nd Son: The Buck (a.k.a. Galagina Killikeenah, Killaneca)
 4. 2nd Dau: Eliza "Betsy" (a.k.a. Qua-tee, Oo-loo-cha)

Second Generation!
Onacona "White Owl" Peace Chief!
(a.k.a. Atta-kulla-kulla or Attacullaculla; Ata-Kullakilla, 
or Ata-culculla or Ata'gul'kalu'  also "Leaning Wood" or "Little Carpenter")
(1st s/o White Owl Raven & Mother: Nancy of the Wolf Clan)
b. 1695 in Sevier's Island, Tennessee [REF: #57]
d. 1797, 102 years in Nacheztown, NC. (now Tennessee) 
Married Miss Nionne Ollie - of the Paint Clan
They had at least 9 Children born to this Union: [REF: #57]
  1. 1st Son: Colonah-the Raven of Chota-3 Not Traced!
  2. 2nd Son: Ooskiah Oskuah;              Not Traced!
  3. 3rd Son: Ookoonaka Nahoola Ookoovsdi; Not Traced!
  4. 4th Son: Tai-ya-gansi-ni;             b. c1730 m. Nelly Pathkiller, 6Ch.+ 9. 7th Son: Dutsi Tachee b. c1748 m. Susannah Catherine, 3Ch.
+ 5. 6th Son: Dutsi Tachee                 b. c1748 m. Susannah Catherine, 3Ch.
  6. 7th Son: Turtle at Home-1;            b. c1754 m. Wife Unknown, 1Ch.
  7. 8th Son: Occunna Ocuma;               Not Traced!
  8. 1st Dau: Olli-2;                      b. c175? m. Enola Black Fox, 1Ch.
  9. 2nd Dau: Wurtagua;                    b. c     m. John WATTS, 3Ch.

  Cherokee Myths, by Mooney - Glossary, Pg510
Ata'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 (a.k.a. Ca-ti Catherine Attakullakulla ) (beause she was his full sister of Attakullakulla 17 years diff. [REF: #57] (1st d/o White Owl Raven & Mother: Nancy of the Wolf Clan) b. c1712 in Sevier's Island, Tennessee, in Cherokee Nation East d. c1760, a48y Unknown Co., [REF: #57] In [REF: #57] list married a8 years in 1720? At a18y she married (bfr 1730 birth of 1st Child) to Anakwanki Skayagustuegwo Fivekiller, the Raven of Chota #2 - Delaware [REF: #57] b. Unknown They had 2 Children born to this union: 2.1 1st Son: Longfellow Tuskeegeetee "Creek Warrior Killer" of Chistatoa b: 1730 2.2 1st Dau: Tsistuna-gis-ke Wildrose, b: 1738 in Chota City of Refuge Third Generation! Wolf Clan 2.1 Longfellow Tuskeegeetee; "Creek Warrior Killer" of Chistatoa (1st s/o Anakwanki Skayagustuegwo Fivekiller & Mother: Tame Doe b. 1730 Not Traced! 2.1 Tsistuna-gis-ke Wildrose; Nancy WARD (a.k.a. Nanye-hi of the Wolf Clan) (1st d/o Anakwanki Skayagustuegwo Fivekiller & Mother: Tame Doe (Peace Chief & Prophet per [REF: #57] b: 1738 in Chota City of Refuge d. 30 Mar 1822-3 in War Woman or Woman Killer Ford, Amovey District, Polk Co., Tennessee Buried: Nancy Ward Memorial, Polk County, Tennessee She married first a14y (bfr 1752) to 32 year old Tsu-la Red Fox Chutlow KINGFISHER; (of the Deer Clan) b. c1720 d. Was killed 1755, a35y [Mails, pg193] They had 2 Children born to this 1st Union: At a21y she had a child (bfr 1759) with the 29 year old Mr. Bryan or Bryant WARD; b: 1730 in County Antirm, Ireland d. Unknown He went back to his 1st Wife, prior to 1760 [Mails, pg193] They had 1 Child born to this 2nd Union: FIRST MARRIAGE: +1. 1st Dau: Ka-ti "Catherine" KINGFISHER - Wolf Clan b: 1752 +2. 1st Son: Littlefellow Hiskyteehee Fivekiller (Kingfisher) b: Jun 1756 SECOND MARRIAGE: +3 1st Dau: Elizabeth "Betsy" WARD b: c1759 m. 1st Joseph P. MARTIN, 2Ch. m. 2nd Daniel B. HUGHES, 1Ch.
  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.
  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."3
  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.
  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 ) (2nd s/o White Owl Raven & Mother: Nancy of the Wolf Clan) [REF: #57] b. Unknown, in Sevier's Island, Tennessee, in Cherokee Nation East d. Unknown, Married: Unknown Not Traced! 4. Galagina Killikeenah, Killaneca (a.k.a. The Buck ) (2nd d/o White Owl Raven & Mother: Nancy of the Wolf Clan) [REF: #57] b. Unknown, in Sevier's Island, Tennessee, in Cherokee Nation East d. Unknown, Married Willioki Uskwatiguta (a.k.a. His Stomach Is Hanging Down, Scolacutta the Hanging Maugh) b. Unknown d. Unknown They had 2 Children born to this Union: [REF: #57] 4.1 1st Dau: Nellie Maugh b. in Cherokee Nation East 4.2 2nd Dau: Sukie or Susie Maugh b. in Cherokee Nation East End of Chapter.

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