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View Tree for Princess Aracoma CornstalkPrincess Aracoma Cornstalk (b. 1740, d. 1780)

Princess Aracoma Cornstalk (daughter of Chief Keightughqua Cornstalk and Helizikinopo (Shawnee)) was born 1740 in Shawnee, and died 1780 in Islands Logan, WV. She married Bolling Kikpelathy Baker on 1760, son of Dan Andrew Baker and Mary Molly Bolling.

 Includes NotesNotes for Princess Aracoma Cornstalk:
Aracoma Corn Flower Cornstalk was born in Shawnee Country, and died 1780 , killed at battle
of the Islands/Logan, West Virginia. She was the daugher of Chief Cornstalk of Shawnee tribes.

Logan Country, West Virginia, lays claim to one of America's most romantic legends, the story of Princess Aracoma Cornstalk. The story grew in Logan County around the authentic details of an incident in the history of the region more than 200 years ago.

The story asserts that Princess Aracoma and Boling Baker moved into this valley sometime close to the year 1760, and lived in peace on the island (today's City of Logan) until 1780.

The Aracoma Story blends tales of the Shawnee Indians with the story of young love. Boling Baker, a scout from General Braddock's Army is captured by the Shawnee, who are led by Chief Cornstalk. He is rescued from death by Cornstalk's daughter, Aracoma, and adopted into the tribe that moved to the island in the Guyandotte Valley.

They had 6 children together, all of whom died of the plague.

Aracoma was almost 6ft tall, and a beautiful woman. When her father was murdered by whites, she took over as leader of the tribe, and led them into several battles. She was killed in battle in 1780.

There is a lodge named for Aracoma in Logan, WV, and every summer they put on plays at a theatre there about her. They also erected a statue of Chief Cornstalk there.

More About Princess Aracoma Cornstalk and Bolling Kikpelathy Baker:
Marriage: 1760

Children of Princess Aracoma Cornstalk and Bolling Kikpelathy Baker are:
  1. Little Black Bear Baker, b. 1761, d. 1776, Logan CO, WV.
  2. Snow Lily Baker, b. 1763, d. 1776, Logan CO, WV.
  3. Running Deer Baker, b. 1765, d. 1776, Logan CO, WV.
  4. Laughing Water Baker, b. 1767, d. 1776, Logan CO, WV.
  5. Blue Feather Baker, b. 1769, d. 1776, Logan CO, WV.
  6. Princess Raindrop Baker, b. 1771, d. 1776, Logan CO, WV.
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