C- Tennessee Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Chattanooga (Cherokee: Tsatănu′gĭ, meaning unknown. ) The Cherokee name for a point on the creek entering Tennessee r. at the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. The ancient name for the site of the present city of Chattanooga was A‘tlă′nuwă, from tlă′nuwă, (hawk) hole. So far as is known there was no Cherokee settlement at the place, although some prominent men of the tribe lived in the vicinity. Mooney in 19th Rep. B. A. E., 412, 413, 1900.

Chagee. A former Cherokee settlement near the mouth of Chatooga cr., a tributary of Tugaloo r., at or near the site of the present Ft Madison, in the s. w. part of Oconee co. , N. w. S. C. It was destroyed during the Revolutionary war. ( J. M.)

Chatuga (also Chattooga, a corruption of the Cherokee Tsat′gĭ, possibly meaning he drank by sips, or he has crossed the stream and come out upon the other side, but more likely of foreign origin). The name of three Cherokee settlements:
(1) An ancient village on Chattooga r., a headstream of Savannah r., on the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia;
(2) probably situated on upper Tellico r., in Monroe co., Tenn.; (3) perhaps on Chattooga r., a tributary of the Coosa, in x. w. Georgia. Mooney in 19th Rep. B. A. E., 536, 1900.Tennessee

Chewase. One of the 5 inland towns of the Cherokee on a branch of Tennessee r., in E. Tennessee, in the latter part of the 18th century. Bartram, Travels, 371, 1792.

Coyatee. A former Cherokee settlement on Little Tennessee r., about 10 m. below the Tellico, about the present Coytee, Loudon Co., Tenn. It was the scene of the treaty of Coyatee in 1786 between commissioners representing the state of Franklin, as Tennessee was then called, and the chiefs of the Overhill towns. Mooney in 19th Rep. B. A. E., 63, 513, 1900.

Crowmocker (transl. of Kâg′-ahyelis′kĕ, a chief s name). A former Cherokee settlement on Battle cr., which falls into Tennessee r. below Chattanooga, Tenn.



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 14 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/c-tennessee-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013


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