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~KENTUCKY CHEROKEE~
~THUNDERBOLT~WARRIORS~

This page is about and in honor of my people the Chickamauga Cherokee.

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CHICKAMAUGA
CHEROKEE
THE Ah Ni Yv Wi Ya
THE REAL PEOPLE


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In southeast Kentucky,on Friday,
August 10,1810
the Great Cherokee Children's Massacre
took place at this beautiful falls,
Ywahoo Falls.
One of three falls,Ywahoo Falls,Cumberland Falls and Eagle Falls were considered the Sacred Triangle by the Chickamauga Cherokee


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Ywahoo Falls


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Cumberland Falls Sacred Moonbow


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Eagle Falls




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
Standing Fern.
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.
THE THUNDERBOLTS

THE

CHILDREN OF THE LIGHTNING.


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My Ancestors

THE TRAGEDIES

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.


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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


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song playing is:Unforgiven~~Metallica






The Ballad of Ywahoo Falls
It was the year of 1810
The August leaves were green
At a sacred place we call Ah hoo
There falls a sparkling stream
It was a sanctuary place
It's water clear and cool
There gathered children to stay safe
Until they journeyed south to school
But on that August Friday night
A horrid fate would fall
Before the bright new sun would rise
Their lives would flee them all
One hundred children there were held
Their mothers at their sides
When on the front guard white men fell
Filled with hatred greed and pride
When all the front guard they had killed
Scalped red and white alike
The killers rushed down to the falls
And fell on children in the night
Around the rim surrounded men
That none could make escape
The blood it ran there ankle deep
As they killed and scalped and raped
Some miles away came Kutsawah
Corn Blossom walked there too
Into a tree where all could see
A mighty raptor flew
Into the bark its beak did strike
And from there blood did stream
And the cry that rang form the hawks own throat
Was a babies tortured scream
The warriors rushed on to the falls
To see what had befell
They found their children dead and scalped
And on the killers fell
Those Franklinites who stayed behind
Their pleasures to fulfill
Were sent to face their personal hells
No more children would they kill
On the cliffs two days Corn Blossom mourned
Till her spirit floated free
Her son and husband flown before
"Remember us " her plea
On August 10th in 1810
A travesty occurred
But in this country's history
There's written not a word
Our bones from ancient graves now torn
Are dug and dozed and tossed
With dynamite without regard
To sacred mysteries lost
But out of dark forgotten years
There springs the peoples voice
To sing again our sacred songs
And make out hearts rejoice
The Cherokee are living still
We walk with you each day
With wisdom's learned and gifts to share
If you would learn our ways
Respect all things upon the earth
And those who came before
Protect the land for those to come
That their spirits too may soar
Mark A. Abner 2003
all rights reserved
Used with permission of the author
Wado Mark!!!!!


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