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Descendants of Amatoya Moytoy


Generation No. 2


2. NANCY2 MOYTOY (AMATOYA1) was born Abt. 1683. She married WHITE OWL RAVEN. He was born Abt. 1680.

Notes for N
ANCY MOYTOY:
Blood: Full Blood Cherokee
Clan: Wolf Clan (Quatsy)
     
Children of N
ANCY MOYTOY and WHITE RAVEN are:
5. i.   ATTAKULLAKULLA3, b. Abt. 1708, Seviers Island, TN; d. May 1777, Nachestown, NC (now TN).
  ii.   KILLANECA, b. Abt. 1712.
6. iii.   TAME DOE, b. Abt. 1716; d. Abt. 1760.
7. iv.   BETSY, b. Abt. 1720; d. Abt. 1793.


3. MOYTOY2 (AMATOYA1) was born Abt. 1687 in Tellico, TN, and died 1741 in Cherokee Nation, East TN.

Notes for M
OYTOY:
Moytoy Pigeon, of Tellico
Supreme Chief of the Cherokee 1730 -- 1760
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The Eastern Band of Cherokee, by John R Finger, Univ of TN Press, Knoxville:
[Early Cherokee society was atomized into clans with individual chiefs]...
Sir Alexander Cuming boldly addressed this problem in 1730 by traveling to Cherokee country and proclaiming a single chief, Moytoy, as the first chief and King of his people.
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Moytoy : a Cherokee chief recognized by the English as "emperor" in 1730. Both the correct form and the meaning of the name are uncertain; the name occurs again as Moyatoy in a document of 1793; a boy upon the East Cherokee reservation a few years ago bore the name of Ma’tayi, for which no meaning
can be found or given.
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Old Frontiers, by John P Brown, also details a Moytoy of Settico who was rampaiging through VA after the death of "Emperor" Moytoy of Tellico.

More About MOYTOY:
Blood: Full Blood Cherokee
Clan: Wolf Clan (Quatsy)
     
Children of M
OYTOY are:
8. i.   OCONOSTOTA3, b. Abt. 1704; d. March 1783.
  ii.   CLOGOITTAH, b. Abt. 1706.
  Notes for CLOGOITTAH:
CLOGOITTAH (Source: John P Brown, Old Frontiers, (Reprint edition, 1971, by Arno Press, Inc), 43.), b. c 1706.

More About CLOGOITTAH:
Attended: 1730, Delegation to King George II
Blood: Full Blood Cherokee

9. iii.   KITEGISTA, b. Abt. 1708; d. Aft. 1788.
  iv.   TATHTOWE, b. Abt. 1712.
  Notes for TATHTOWE:
Attended: 1730, Delegation to King George II
Blood: Full Blood Cherokee

  v.   KILLAQUE, b. Abt. 1714.
  vi.   OUNACONOA, b. Abt. 1716.
  vii.   SKALILOSKEN, b. Abt. 1718.
10. viii.   GREAT EAGLE, b. Abt. 1720.
  ix.   OUKAII-OUKAH, b. Abt. 1722.
  x.   KOLLANNAH, b. Abt. 1724.
11. xi.   AH-NEE-WA-KEE, b. Abt. 1726.
  xii.   AMA-SCOSSITE, b. Abt. 1728.
  Notes for AMA-SCOSSITE:
Source: John P Brown, Old Frontiers, (Reprint edition, 1971, by Arno Press, Inc) pg 46.
Old Frontiers, pg 66: "The name Amo-Scossite means bad or dreadful water. A descendant of the same name died while on the way to the west during the removal, 1838.

Blood: Full Blood Cherokee. .


4. OLD2 HOP (AMATOYA1 MOYTOY) was born Abt. 1690 in Chota on Little Tennessee River, and died August 1761 in Chota on Little Tennessee River. He married SU-GI. She was born Abt. 1700.

Notes for O
LD HOP:
From Old Frontiers, pg 46:
      "The chief selected as Moytoy's successor was Kana-gatoga of Chote, known to the white men as Old Hop because he was lame. His Cherokee name, Kana-gatoga means 'Standing Turkey.'
      "Old Hop was an unselfish leader of his people, and was recognized by all as being the actual head of the nation. Even the Little Carpenter, whose influence was unbounded, deferred to the judgment and wishes of Old Hop.
      "Old Hop has been confused by some historians with Oconostota. His name has been variously spelled owing to the difficulty of Cherokee pronunciation, as Conacorte, Kanatuckgo, Cunnicatogue, Conogtocke, etc. The correct Cherokee form is Kana-gatoga, from kana (turkey) and gatoga (standing).
      "Old Hop was advanced in age when he was chosen as Moytoy's successor. There are numerous references in the correspondence of the time indicating him as an old man. Governor Lyttleton wrote him in 1756: 'As I hear you are old and unable to walk to Charles Town, though I very much wish for it, I cannot expect to see you.'"
                             
From Old Frontiers, pg 67:
      "Old Hop in his talk to Demere, gave unusual evidence of patriotism. He said, 'I am now old and lie upon a bad bearskin. My life is not more than an inch long, and I know not when a bullet may cut it short. I want my brothers Captains Demere and Stuart to remember that the Great Warrior, Oconostota, and his brother are the only two men in the nation that ought to be thought of after my death.
      "'It is true that Willenawah and the Little Carpenter are my nephews, but I do not know how they would behave. If I had not remembered what I owe to a country I love, and had in mind to behave like a father, I would recommend my two sons, but I know them to be incapable, and biased by every lie that comes. I do not know how they will turn out, but I do know the others, for drunk or sober, they always admonish the Indians to love the white people.'"

      Old Hop died shortly before the end of the Cherokee-English war of 1760-1761. Little Carpenter announced his death to the council as noted in "Old Frontiers", page 115:

      "Our Headman, Old Hop, is gone to sleep, and the Standing Turkey is come into his room, but he has little to say, being just come to the government. The other chiefs present will remember how strongly Old Hop recommended to the nation to live in peace and friendship with the white people."
(Note: The Standing Turkey referred to in this paragraph is the nephew of Old Hop.)

From Old Frontiers, pg 46:
      "Old Hop had a nephew, also named Standing Turkey, an active warrior who at his uncle's death served a short time as his successor. It was the younger Standing Turkey who conducted a four day assault upon Fort Loudoun in 1760, and who signed the articles of capitulation of the stronghold."

      In old Cherokee culture there were generally three leaders in each town/village. The Red Chief was the "War Chief," he dealt with war, and was in charge of trading and other outside contact. The White Chief was the "Peace Chief," he led during peace time and controlled civil affairs. There was also a High Priest or conjuror. A good example is the old city of Echota. This town was headed by Attakullakulla (white chief), Oconostota (red chief), and Old Hop (high priest).

      I have read that the Wolf Clan and the Paint Clan are sometimes referred to as "the Red clan." because of having many of the Red Chiefs coming from its members.

     
Child of O
LD HOP and SU-GI is:
12. i.   SOOKIE "GRANNY"3 HOPPER, b. Abt. 1732, Cherokee Nation, East TN.


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