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Fus-hatchee Tribe

The descriptive name of the Fus-hatchee and their intimate relations with Kolomi, Kan-hatki, and Atasi lead me to believe that they were a comparatively late branch of one of these. They appear first on the De Crenay map of 1733, in which they are placed on the south side of the Tallapoosa.1 They are also in the lists of 1738, 1750, 1760, and 1761.2 James Germany was their trader in the last mentioned year. In 1797 the trader was Nicholas White.3 The name is in the lists of Bartram4 and Hawkins,5 and is evidently the ”Coosahatchies” of Swan.6 In his list of Creek traders, made in May, 1797, Hawkins assigns none to this town; but in a second, dated the following September, he gives the name of William McCart, who had formerly been a hireling of Abraham M. Mordecai at Holiwahali.7 Hawkins describes the town as follows: Foosce-hōt-che; from foo-so-wau, a bird, and hot-che, tail.8 It is two miles below Ho-ith-le-wau-le [Holiwahali] on the right bank of Tal-la-poo-sa, on a narrow strip of flat land; the broken lands are just back of the town; the cornfields are on the opposite side of the river, and are divided from those of Ho-ith-le-wau-le by a small creek, Noo-coose-che-po. On the right bank of this little creek, half a mile from the river, is the remains of a ditch which surrounded a fortification, and back of this for a mile is the appearance of old settlements, and back of these, pine slashes. The cornfields are narrow, and extend down, bordering on the river.9 This was one of those towns which went to...

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