Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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         descendant, Cherokee
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Dragging Canoe Memorial

    http://www.chikamaka.org/ccwy/?page_id=41


    Dragging Canoe
    Dragging Canoe

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    Gathering and Potluck
    28 February 2008
    11 am

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    About the time of the American Revolution, a war chief known as Dragging Canoe, and one thousand warriors and their families , did separate from the Cherokee Nation and, in association with the Muscogee (Creek) , the Choctaw, the Natchez , the Shawnee, Delaware, Mohawk, and White Tories did form a new band known by their anglicized name as the Chickamauga; and they established the new five lower towns namely Running Water Town, Nickajack Town, Long Island Town, Crow Town, and Lookout Mountain Town in the lower Tennessee and Sequatchie River valleys, both within Tennessee and the neighboring states of Georgia and Alabama

    Dragging Canoe Son of Attakullakulla (”Little Carpenter” in English), who was part Shawnee, and a mother who was a Natchez living in a town of refugees from that tribes who had settled among the Overhill Towns on the Little Tennessee River, he contracted smallpox at a young age, which left his face pock-marked. According to legend, his name is derived from an incident in his early childhood in which he attempted to prove his readiness to go on the warpath by hauling a canoe, the attempt resulting in him only being able to drag it.

    Shellmound Campground
    Jasper, TN

    Directions:

    From I-24 West, exit 158. Follow signs to Nickajack Dam Reservation / Shellmound Campground. The pavilion is adjacent to Shellmound Campground.

    Bring Family, Friends, and Food to Commemorate this great American Indian Leader


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