A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.
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Big-island (translation of the native name Amăye’l-e′gwa). A former Cherokee settlement on Little Tennessee r., at Big island, a short distance below the mouth of the Tellico, in Monroe co., Tenn.; not to be confounded with Long-island town below Chattanooga. Mooney in 19th Rep. B. A. E., 508, 1900.
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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906