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Descendants of Drowning Bear, Chief

Generation No. 2


2. TSU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI2 (DROWNING1 BEAR, CHIEF) was born 1779 in CNE [Murphy, NC], and died November 20, 1858 in en route to some "Healing Springs" in Citico, TN. He married (1) WIFEOF JUNALUSKA Bef. 1796. She was born Abt. 1780, and died Abt. 1839 in Trail of Tears. He married (2) WA-LI Bef. 1819. She was born Abt. 1790. He married (3) NI-SA Bef. 1845, daughter of TSI-GI-A. She was born 1795, and died 1858.

Notes for T
SU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI:
Junaluska -D.A.R. records; grave inscription; currently accepted spelling
Junoluskee -Laws of the State of North Carolina, op. cit., p. 128
Ja-ne-lus-kih -1851 Siler Rolls, Census of Cherokee's east of the Mississippi
Chunaluska -as spelled by Col William Thomas in his diary
Tsunulahunski -Original spelling of Junaluska, Mooney, op. cit., pp. 164-165
Tsu-nu-lv-hv-s-gi -1836 anti-Ridge Treaty petition (appears 6 times)
Gulkalaski -Mooney, op. cit., pp. 164-165
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from Don Chesnut's web page; www.users.mis.net/~chesnut/pages/cherokee.htm
Tsunuílahuníski :
"He tries, but fails" (habitually), from detsinuílahuníski (q.v.), "I tried, but failed." A former noted chief among the East Cherokee, commonly known to the whites as Junaluska. In early life he was called Gulkalaíski, a name which denotes something habitually falling from a leaning position (cf. Ata-gul kaluí and Tsul kaluí).
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Inscription on bronze tablet placed on boulder marking Chief J's grave:
Here lie the bodies of the Cherokee chief Junaluska and Nicie, his wife. Together with his warriors, he saved the life of General Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, and for his bravery and faithfulness North Carolina made him a citizen and gave him land in Graham County. He died November 20, 1858, age more than one hundred years. This monument was erected to his memory by the General Joseph Winston Chapter, D. A. R., 1910
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Book: Valley So Wild by ALBERTA & CARSON BREWER;
Junaluska walked the Trail of Tears and lost his wife and children along it or soon after reaching their destination. Five years later, Junaluska walked every step of the way from OK back to the land of the Little Tennessee and squatted on a plot of ground in the present Robbinsville. He married a Cherokee named Nicie who bore him a son and two daughters (see 1851 Siler Roll notes). In 1847 N.C. Gen. Assembly, because of his actions at Horseshoe Bend, made him a citizen of the state and gave him 337 acres of land and $ 100. Nicie is buried next to him at the cemetary in Robbinsville.
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1851 Siler Rolls, Census of Cherokee's east of the Mississippi,
Buffalo Town, Cherokee County, North Carolina.
Family No. 15,
946 Ja-ne-lus-kih 72
947 Ni-suh 56 w
948 Jim-my 6 s
949 Na-lih 4 d
950 Sic-que-yuh 1 s
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Laws of the State of North Carolina, op. cit., p. 128
An Act in Favor of the Cherokee Chief, Junoluskee

Whereas the Cherokee Chief Junoluskee, who distinguished himself in the service of the United States at the battle of "Horse Shoe" as commander of a body of Cherokees, as well as divers other occasions during the last war with Great Britain, has, since his removal west of the Mississippi, returned to this State, and expressed a wish to remain and become a citizen thereof:

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said Junoluskee be, and he is hereby declared a citizen of the State of North Carolina, and entitled to all rights, privileges and immunities consequent thereon.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to convey unto the said Junoluskee, in fee simple, the tract of land in Cherokee county, in district 9, tract No. 19, containing three hundred and thirty-seven acres; which said land the said Junoluskee shall be empowered to hold and enjoy, without the power to sell or convey the same, except for the term of two years from time to time: Provided nevertheless, that he shall have full power to dispose of the same by devise only.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the Public Treasurer be directed to pay unto the said Junoluskee the sum of one hundred dollars, out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after its passage.

(Ratified the 2nd day of January, 1847)
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Col Thomas manuscript in the posession of H C Wilburn, of Waynesville:
diary entry made on August 11, 1829:

Staid all night at Levi Pendexter's. Next morning after breakfast I went with L Pendexter to where he and Joseph Welch were digging through a ridge which is a considerable curiosity, from thence I went to Little Will's on the Stekoah, from thence in company with Little Will I proceeded on my way to Cheoah where I attended a dance at the town house near Big George's and spent the remainder of the night at Big George's. Next morning I made some experiments which appeared to show that there was gold near that place. About 10 o'clock I proceeded on my way to Valley River and reached Chunaluska's a little before dark. Next morning, October 14th, I went to a place which is thought to contain gold and made some experiments but found no gold, but remarkably furnished with signs. From here I went to where Chunaluska's first wife lived and from there in company of the said Chunaluska I went to the mine below John Welch's and spent some time in examining it, and from there proceeded on to New Echota in company of said Cherokee, and just before dark we took up at an Indian's by the name of Wilnote who informed us there was a lead mine not far from his house on the other side of the river and a silver mine also in the same neighborhood. Early next morning we started on our journey and stopped at Mr. Raper's and took breakfast who informed me there had been something like silver run out of some ore not far from his house, and that his father had found something like gold and he agreed to have me some of the ore as I came back. After we taken breakfast we proceeded on our way and staid all night at an Indians. Early next morning we started and after a tolerable hard days ride we, a little after dark, arrived at New Echota, on Friday the 15th, and put up at Mr. Alexander McCoy's.
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The Eastern Band of Cherokee, by John R Finger, Univ of TN Press, Knoxville:
William Thomas continually emphasized the obligations of the US to the Cherokee...
...Now, having voted for North Carolina's secession as a member of a special convention in May 1861, he was asking the Cherokee to repudiate the Federal Connection... they agreed... Thomas organized about 200 Indians into a local defensive force called the Junaluska Zouaves, a tribute to the great warrior who had died just a few years before.
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The Eastern Band of Cherokee, by John R Finger, Univ of TN Press, Knoxville:
pg 91 ...Lt. Astoogatogeh, a grandson of Junaluska, was killed Sep 1862, at Baptist Gap.
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Cherokee Cavaliers, pg 101, in reference to forming NC Cherokee Battalion:
... for Second Lt's they selected Astoogatogeh, the grandson of Junaluska, and translator of the New Testament into Cherokee;...

More About T
SU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI:
1817-19 Reservations: August 03, 1819, #214, above Sugar Town, 7 in family (Reservation released to NC)
1851 Siler roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 15, roll# 946
1852 Chapman roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 16, roll# 947
Burial: Robbinsville, Graham Co, NC
Emigration 1: 1839, CNE to CNW
Emigration 2: Bef. 1849, CNW to CNE

More About N
I-SA:
1848 Mullay roll: #871 as Nicey "present wife of June-lus-ky"
1851 Siler roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 15, roll# 947
1852 Chapman roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 16, roll# 948
1867 Powell roll: #871 as Nicey "Widow of Junaluski. Died 1858"
     
Children of T
SU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI and WIFEOF JUNALUSKA are:
14. i.   FLYING3 SQUIRREL, CHIEF, b. 1796; d. Bet. 1869 - 1884.
15. ii.   DAUGHTER OF JUNALUSKA, b. Abt. 1815.
     
Child of TSU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI and WA-LI is:
  iii.   BACK3 WATER, b. Abt. 1819.
     
Children of TSU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI and NI-SA are:
16. iv.   TSI-MI BIRDCHOPPER3 JUNALUSKA, b. 1845; d. Aft. 1884.
  v.   NA-LI JUNALUSKA, b. 1847.
  More About NA-LI JUNALUSKA:
1851 Siler roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 15, roll# 949
1852 Chapman roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 16, roll# 950

  vi.   SI-QUA-YI JUNALUSKA, b. 1850.
  More About SI-QUA-YI JUNALUSKA:
1851 Siler roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 15, roll# 950
1852 Chapman roll: Buffalo Town, Cherokee Co, NC, fam# 16, roll# 951



3. SA-LI2 (DROWNING1 BEAR, CHIEF) was born 1796, and died Aft. 1884. She married FLYING SQUIRREL, CHIEF, son of TSU-NU-LV-HV-S-GI and WIFEOF JUNALUSKA. He was born 1796, and died Bet. 1869 - 1884.

More About S
A-LI:
1848 Mullay roll: # 174 as Sally
1851 Siler roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 334 as Sally
1852 Chapman roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 334 as Sally
1867 Powell roll: # 174 as Sally
1869 Sweatland roll: fam# 124, roll# 556 as Sally
1882-84 Hester roll: fam# 64, roll# 233 as Sally

More About F
LYING SQUIRREL, CHIEF:
1848 Mullay roll: # 173 as Flying Squirrel (Chief of Paint Town)
1851 Siler roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 333 as Oo-co-la-hoh
1852 Chapman roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 333 as Oo-co-la-hoh [Title: Ga-lo-nv = Raven]
1867 Powell roll: # 173 as Flying Squirrel "Chief of Paint Town"
1869 Sweatland roll: fam# 124, roll# 555 as Flying Squirrel
Chief: Bet. 1870 - 1875, Principal Chief, CN-East
Translation 1: Sawnooka = Flying Squirrel?
Translation 2: Go-la-nv = Raven
     
Children of S
A-LI and FLYING SQUIRREL are:
17. i.   JOHN SA-WA-NU-GI3 STAND IN THE DOOR, b. 1824; d. September 15, 1862, Civil War at Baptist Gap, NC.
  ii.   WASHINGTON, b. 1828; d. July 1836.
  More About WASHINGTON:
1848 Mullay roll: #176 as Washington

18. iii.   SQUIRREL, b. Abt. 1830; d. Bet. 1863 - 1869.
  iv.   WI-YE, b. 1833; d. Bef. 1906.
  More About WI-YE:
1848 Mullay roll: # 175 as Wy-yeh
1851 Siler roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 335 as Wah-yeh
1852 Chapman roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 335 as Wah-yeh
1867 Powell roll: # 175 as Wih-yeh
1869 Sweatland roll: fam# 124, roll# 557 as Wy-yeh
1882-84 Hester roll: fam# 64, roll# 234 as Wah-yeh

19. v.   COMMON SA-NU-KA, b. 1842, CNE [NC]; d. December 15, 1884.
  vi.   TSO-WA-NV SA-NU-KA, b. 1843; d. December 15, 1884; m. ELLEN YOUNG SQUIRREL, Abt. 1884; b. 1850, CNE [NC]; d. September 30, 1892.
  More About TSO-WA-NV SA-NU-KA:
1851 Siler roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 336 as Tow-wun-neh
1852 Chapman roll: Paint Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 82, roll# 336 as Tow-wun-neh
1882-84 Hester roll: fam# 7, roll# 32 as Low-wun-neh

  More About ELLEN YOUNG SQUIRREL:
1851 Siler roll: Wolf Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 59, roll# 609 as Alih
1852 Chapman roll: Wolf Town, Haywood Co, NC, fam# 59, roll# 609 as Alih
1869 Sweatland roll: fam# 125, roll# 561 as Ah-lih
1882-84 Hester roll: fam# 7, roll# 33 as Alih aka Ellen

20. vii.   NICODEMUS TIM-SON SA-NU-KA, b. 1845, CNE [Jackson Co, NC]; d. October 20, 1906.
  viii.   FOX SQUIRREL, b. 1857; d. Aft. 1883; Adopted child.
  More About FOX SQUIRREL:
1882-84 Hester roll: fam# 66, roll# 245 (with Aunt Kah-tats-tih)
Aka (Facts Pg): Sa-lo-li-wo-di
Translation: Sa-lo-li = Squirrel, (V)-wo-di = Red-Brown, Red Earth, War Paint




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