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Kolomi Tribe

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The earliest mention of Kolomi town is contained in a letter of the Spanish lieutenant at Apalachee, Antonio Mateos, in 1686. 1Serrano y Sanz, Doc. Hist., pp. 194-195. A translation of this has been given in considering the history of the Kasihta. 2See p. 221. The town was then probably on Ocmulgee River, where it appears on some of the very early maps, placed close to Atasi. From the failure of Mateos to mention¬†Atasi it is possible that that town was not yet in existence. From later maps we learn that after the Yamasee war the Kolomi settled on the Chattahoochee. The maps show them in what is now Stewart County, Ga., but Colomokee Creek in Clay County may perhaps mark a former settlement of Kolomi people farther south. The name is often given on maps in the form ”Colomino.” 3This form of the name suggests a derivation from kulo, a kind of oak with large acorns, and omin, “where there are.” Still later they removed to the Tallapoosa, where, as appears from Bartram, they first settled upon the east bank but later moved across. 4Bartram, Travels, p. 394. In all these changes they seem to have kept company with the Atasi. Their name appears in the lists of 1738, 1750, 1760, and 1761. In 1761...

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