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Descendants of A-ma-do-ya Moytoy

Generation No. 4


14. DRAGGING4 CANOE (A-TA-GU-LA-GU-LA3, NANCY2 MOYTOY, A-MA-DO-YA1) was born Abt. 1734 in The Overhill settlements, now Monroe Co, TN, and died March 01, 1792 in Lookout Town, TN. He married LEAF. She was born Abt. 1734.

Notes for D
RAGGING CANOE:
Dragging Canoe
Tsiíyi-gunsiíni
Tsu-gun-sini
Chuconsene
Cheucunsene
Kunnesee
the Savage Napoleon
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from Don Chesnut's web page; www.users.mis.net/~chesnut/pages/cherokee.htm
Tsiíyi-gunsiíni :
"He is dragging a canoe," from tsiíyu, canoe (cf. Tsiíyu) otter, and gunsiíni, "he is dragging it." "Dragging Canoe," a prominent leader of the hostile Cherokee in the Revolution. The name appears in documents as Cheucunsene and Kunnesee. (Starr also lists him as Chuconsene)
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As a 12-14 year old boy he was told he couldn't go with the war party unless he could drag the fully loaded war log canoe on land into the water. His enthusiasm and endeavors earned him the name Tsi'ui-Gunsin'ni "Dragging Canoe". This was circa 1750 when his father Atakullakulla led war parties against the French & their Native allies, including Shawnee, in the Ohio Valley.
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- Chief Dragging Canoe, Chickamauga Tsalagi (Cherokee) 1775
"Whole Indian Nations have melted away like snowballs in the sun before the white man's advance. They leave scarcely a name of our people except those wrongly recorded by their destroyers. Where are the Delawares? They have been reduced to a mere shadow of their former greatness. We had hoped that the white men would not be willing to travel beyond the mountains. Now that hope is gone. They have passed the mountains, and have settled upon Tsalagi (Cherokee) land. They wish to have that usurpation sanctioned by treaty. When that is gained, the same encroaching spirit will lead them upon other land of the Tsalagi (Cherokees). New cessions will be asked. Finally the whole country, which the Tsalagi (Cherokees) and their fathers have so long occupied, will be demanded, and the remnant of the Ani Yvwiya, The Real People, once so great and formidable, will be compelled to seek refuge in some distant wilderness. There they will be permitted to stay only a short while, until they again behold the advancing banners of the same greedy host. Not being able to point out any further retreat for the miserable Tsalagi (Cherokees), the extinction of the whole race will be proclaimed. Should we not therefore run all risks, and incur all consequences, rather than to submit to further loss of our country? Such treaties may be alright for men who are too old to hunt or fight. As for me, I have my young warriors about me. We will hold our land."

[The Indigenous Peoples: "Indians" in North America before the European Invasion through the 19th century.] Subsequently the Henderson Purchase was repudiated and negated by both British and American governments. individuals were not allowed to make land purchases. that right was withheld by centralized european governments dealing with tribes as nation-to-nation.
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1792 February 17; Chickamauga Chief Glass and Dragging Canoe's brother, Turtle At Home, waylaid the John Collingsworth family near Nashville, killing the father, mother, and a daughter, and capturing an eight-year-old girl. Returning to Lookout Town (near Trenton, Georgia), they held a scalp dance, grinding one of the scalps in his teeth as he performed. Dragging Canoe, recently returned from Mississippi after meeting with Choctaws, celebrated the occasion so strenuously that he died the following morning, age Ī54.

John Watts of Will's Town (near Fort Payne, Alabama), became the new Chickamauaga leader of the united war effort. Cherokee resistance continued - led a big campaign against settlements in Nashville (Buchanan Station 1793) and in upper east Tennessee led the combined Cherokee-Creek attack at Cavett's Station in 1793 in which there were no white survivors.
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Old Frontiers, pg 5
"Tsu-gun-sini, Dragging Canoe, son of Attakullakulla, was chief of Amo-yeli-egwa, Great Island, one of the smaller Cherokee towns."
March 1775]
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Old Frontiers, pg 161
[1776, Dragging Canoe] "With his followers, he seceded from the Cherokee Nation and withdrew a hundred miles down the Tennessee River where he organized a new tribe. Those Cherokees who met in treaty with the Americans, he denounced as "rogues," or worse, as "Virginians." His own followers called themselves, proudly, "Ani-Yunwiya," the Real People.

More About D
RAGGING CANOE:
Attended: March 1775, Henderson's Treaty, Sycamore Shoals
Blood: 3/4 Cherokee
Clan: Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Peggy Scott?)
     
Child of D
RAGGING CANOE and LEAF is:
  i.   YOUNG DRAGGING5 CANOE, b. Abt. 1752.


15. DA-TSI4 (A-TA-GU-LA-GU-LA3, NANCY2 MOYTOY, A-MA-DO-YA1) was born Abt. 1736, and died Aft. 1828. He married (1) E-LI-SI. She was born Abt. 1740. He married (2) SUSANNAH CATHERINE. She was born Abt. 1742.

Notes for D
A-TSI:
This is NOT the same guy as Captain Dutch, Western Cherokee Chief.

More About D
A-TSI:
Blood: 3/4 Cherokee
Clan: Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Peggy Scott?)
Emigration: 1828, to Texas from Arkansas

More About E
-LI-SI:
Clan: Ani'-W‚'di = Red Paint Clan (Aisley)
     
Children of D
A-TSI and E-LI-SI are:
41. i.   U-LU-TSA5, b. Abt. 1760.
  ii.   GI-YO-S-TI, b. Abt. 1770.
  More About GI-YO-S-TI:
Clan: Ani'-W‚'di = Red Paint Clan (Aisley)

  iii.   NETTLE CARRIER, b. Abt. 1772.
  Notes for NETTLE CARRIER:
from Don Chesnut's web page; www.users.mis.net/~chesnut/pages/cherokee.htm
Taleídanigiíski :
(Utaleídanigiísi in a dialectic form) variously rendered by the whites "Hemp-carrier," "Nettle-carrier" or "flax-toter," from taleíta or utaleíta, flax (Linum) or richweed (Pilea pumila), and danigiíski, "he carries them" (habitually). A former prominent chief on Valley river, in Cherokee county, North Carolina.

  More About NETTLE CARRIER:
Aka (Facts Pg): Tale'danigi'ski, Ta-le-da-ni-gi-s-gi
Clan: Ani'-W‚'di = Red Paint Clan (Aisley)



16. THE4 BADGER (A-TA-GU-LA-GU-LA3, NANCY2 MOYTOY, A-MA-DO-YA1) was born Abt. 1738. He married NA-NI Bef. 1768, daughter of GREAT EAGLE and WOMAN ANI'-W¬'DI. She was born Abt. 1750.

More About T
HE BADGER:
Attended 1: November 1788, Eustinali council
Attended 2: June 1792, Estinawa council
Blood: 3/4 Cherokee
Clan: Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Peggy Scott?)
Translation: O-gu-ma = Badger

Notes for N
A-NI:
As compiled here, Nancy would be of the Paint clan but so would her husband, the Badger. This would be forbidden under the Cherokee customs of the day. The clan association on Nancy's side is assumed through her "sister" [niece?] Wurteh (Paint clan) but Nancy may have been a half-sister; this would allow her to have a different clan association.

More About N
A-NI:
Clan: Ani'-W‚'di = Red Paint (Wurteh)
     
Children of T
HE BADGER and NA-NI are:
42. i.   NANCY5 O-GU-MA, b. 1768; d. 1860.
43. ii.   JINNIE O-GU-MA, b. Abt. 1770; d. 1838.
  iii.   JOHNSON O-GU-MA, b. Abt. 1776.
44. iv.   BADGER, b. Abt. 1780.
45. v.   JOHN WELCH O-GU-MA, b. 1782; d. 1837.


17. BLACKFOX4 (A-TA-GU-LA-GU-LA3, NANCY2 MOYTOY, A-MA-DO-YA1) was born Abt. 1742. He married SISTER OF GI-GO-NE-LI I, daughter of U-LU-TSE. She was born Abt. 1740.

More About B
LACKFOX:
Clan: Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Peggy Scott?)
     
Children of B
LACKFOX and SISTER GI-GO-NE-LI are:
46. i.   MOTHER OF5 LOONEY, b. Abt. 1760.
  ii.   CHIEF BLACKFOX, b. Abt. 1766; d. Bef. July 22, 1811.
  Notes for CHIEF BLACKFOX:
This entry is a "likely" senerio;
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Black Fox
Enola of Estanaula
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American State Papers;
Black Fox delivered the eulogy for his uncle [maternal?] Dragging Canoe on June 26, 1792, at the council at Ustanali.

  More About CHIEF BLACKFOX:
Chief: Bet. 1801 - 1811, Principal Chief, CN-East




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