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Chief Black Fox and Dragging Canoe

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Chief Black Fox and Dragging Canoe

Posted: 31 May 2002 11:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Sep 2003 2:38PM GMT
NANCY2 MOYTOY, CHIEF MOYTOY I (AMADOHIYI) OF1 CHOTA)7 was born Abt. 1746 in Eustanali, Tennessee (?), and died 1811.

Black Fox is listed a lieutenant of Chief Dragging Canoe, 1788-1790. He signed the Holston Treaty, July 2, 1791(but not the stipulation of February 7, 1792 and delivered the funeral oration for his brother Dragging Canoe. Black Fox was chief of the lower town of Ustanali and became principal chief of the Cherokee after the death of Little Turkey in 1802. He signed the Oct. 27, 1805, Jan. 7, 1806 and Sept. 11, 1807 treaties. On March 3, 1807, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives enacted a statute at large giving "the Cherokee chief, called Black Fox" a life annuity of $100. He sided with Chief Doublehead during the rebellion of 1806-1810 and was deposed for it, with Pathkiller taking his place. On April 18, 1810, he and others signed an act of the Cherokee Nation abolishing clan revenge. After this he was reinstated as principal chief. Younger chiefs forged his name to certain treaties and acts. He died in 1811 and was buried in an ancient tomb on the boundary between Cherokee and Creek lands in Blount Co., Ala. His name was carried on by the Black Fox who signed the treaty of 1828 and emigrated west. Some descendants who remained in the East apparently shortened the name to Black. Mary Black the wife of William Davis, another chief, may also have been a daughter of Black Fox. A third daughter married the Looney who established the Looney Tavern, near where Black Fox was eventually entombed.

Burial: Blount Co., Ala.
Comment 1: Bet. 1801 - 1810, Supreme Chief of the Cherokee
Ethnicity/Relig.: Part Nippising, half Cherokee, Paint Clan
Fact 1: Chief of Estanaula (Ustanali)
Fact 2: June 26, 1792, Deliverered funeral oration for Dragging Canoe, his maternal uncle

Children of CHIEF BLACK FOX are:
48. ii. MARY ANN BLACK, b. Abt. 1760.
This is a story about Dragging Canoe...this was Chief Black Fox's nephew...Very interesting story...
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SheriPherigo4... 31 May 2002 5:18PM GMT 
ReneePerkins2... 24 Jul 2003 10:55PM GMT 
denataylor33 4 May 2009 3:20PM GMT 
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