Cherokee War Woman
In southeast Kentucky, War Woman
Standing Fern, wife of Peter Troxell, oldest son of
Big JakeTroxell and Cornblossom,
daughter of Doublehead.
was under the falls with 110 women and children.
Arrangments had been made to send the
children to the white protection of
Christian Indian Schools.
Cornblossom and Peter were on the way
with the rest of the children.
Hiram Big Tooth Gregory, who had heard of the plan,
headed for the falls.
Big Jake senses the trouble ,arrives at the falls and is shot,
wounded with a knife and scalped.
Gregory and his men rush the falls.
He and his men killed and murdered
the woman and children.
Also killed are Cornblossom, Peter and
Although rumored to be dead
Big Jake survives the wounds he suffered.
He goes to Alabama.The remaining seven children of Jake and Cornblossom,flee to the mountains. Cornblossom lived for 3 days.
Her last words historically were:
WE ARE NOT YET CONQUERED
REMEMBER MY CHILDREN
REMEMBER MY PEOPLE
THUS ENDED THE POWER OF
THE CHICKAMAUGAN CHEROKEE IN KENTUCKY.
CHILDREN OF THE LIGHTNING.
Ywahoo Falls- The story of the massacre of 110 Cherokee women and children at Ywahoo Falls, Big South Fork NRRA Kentucky, has been suppressed and much misinformation has been disseminated. The conception of death as understand by Euros is one cause of this misinformation. Who Big Jake Troxell and Cornblossom were did die at Ywahoo Falls but their bodies did not. Another point to understand is the inhumane warfare conducted by people like John Sevier, William Blount, Hiram Gregory and their followers. To protect their women and children from slaughter, leaders like Doublehead, Big Jake and others had to fake their deaths to stop the wholesale massacre of their people. Remember, men such as Sevier carried out their warfare on the defenseless, not warriors. John Sevier coined the phrase 'nits make lice' and rigorously practiced what he preached; massacring women and children in an attempt to wipe out the 'Indians' by destroying their progeny.
No memorial exists for the women and children massacred here, but perhaps now is the time for one.
It has been announced that on August10,2002
there will be a memorial erected in honor of those who perished there.
PRAYER FOR THE WHITE MAN
And now, Creator, I ask you to bless
the White Man
He needs your Wisdom, your guidance.
You see, for so long,
he has tried to destroy my people
and only feels comfortable
when given power.
Bless them, show them the peace we understand
teach them humility.
For I fear they will someday destroy themselves
and their children.
As they have done to Mother Earth
I plead~~ I cry~~
After all, They are my Brothers
song playing is:Unforgiven~~Metallica