Alexander Cameron - Beloved Man, although Cameron was not a chief nor was he American Indian, he was a well respected leader. Cameron was the adopted brother of both, Oconastota and Tsí-yu-gûnsí-ní "Dragging Canoe". He was referred to as, Brother Scotchie. Cameron was hated by the Americans and blamed him for instigating attacks on the frontier. Later he married a Cherokee woman, the daughter of Saloue "The Young Warrior of Estatoe and Tugaloo" whom apparently he called Molly. They had three children, George, Susana and Jane. Thus becoming "One Blood" with the Chicamauga People. He died in Savannah in 1781.

..."Lost" Cherokee, Shawnee, Chickasaw, Creek, Yamasee, Yuchi, Meherrin, Delaware/Lenape please take note...

The Chickamauga Confederacy came very close to foiling the American Revolution, and most the descendants of its tribes, bands, and families have been in hiding ever since, in Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and elsewhere.

"...A common cause of ethnic survival fostered a intertribal bond under the leadership of Dragging Canoe, Cameron and Black Dog. In 1748, historical records indicated that the Chickamauga (Lower Cherokee a.k.a. River Tribes) formed an alliance with the Meherrin (Conestoga) and Shawano-Delaware tribes under the Beloved Chiefs Asaquah, Conestageh and sixty others (Swanton 49:163, 164)."

Although most Chickamauga sided with the British in the revolutionary war because of American treachery, some, like the Notowega (Creek) "never sided with the colonials nor the British, and were a warrior and priestly community, who carried the sacred bundles, sustained the sacred fires, and served as the protectors of Turtle Island."


White People, Indians, and Highlanders : Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America.  By Colin G. Calloway Professor of History and Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies

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