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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. 1Plate 6; also Hamilton, Col. Mobile, p. 190. They are also in the lists of 1738, 1750, 1760, and 1761. 2MSS., Ayer Lib.; Miss. Prov. Arch., I, p. 94; Ga. Col. Docs., VIII, p. 523. James Germany was their trader in the last mentioned year. In 1797 the trader was Nicholas White. 3Ga. Hist. Soc. Colls., IX, p. 168. The name is in the lists of Bartram 4Bartram, Travels, p. 461. and Hawkins, 5Ga. Hist. Soc. Colls., in, p. 25. and is evidently the ”Coosahatchies” of Swan. 6Schoolcraft, Ind. Tribes, V, p. 262. 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. 7Ga. Hist. Soc. Colls., IX, pp. 168, 195. Hawkins describes the town as follows: Foosce-hōt-che; from foo-so-wau, a bird, and hot-che, tail. 8This is erroneous. It should be fuswa, bird, and håtci, river or stream. It is two miles below Ho-ith-le-wau-le...

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