BrightStar Cherokee DoxieTribe

"Village of the Dreamcatching Doxie Clan"
Left: "Bitty"
Weight: 8.3 lbs
Color: Shaded red (genetically a sable with banded hair)
Sire: WeatherlysSugarland Dakota (son of CH Cedahurst Gold'N Glow ML)
Dam: Sugarland Majestic Tiara

Right: "Rowdy"
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Color: Black & Tan (1/2 cream)
Sire: AM/CAN CH. Guardian Gold Vom Daxi Haus CR ML
Dam: CH. Ptd. Guardian's Spirit ML
Sugarland Small Town Girl, "Bitty" x Guardian-Rawls Rowdy Ranahan, "Rowdy"
Born: 9-14-2011

(pronouced Naa-Nee-Hee)
("One who goes about")

Nanye-hi was called the "Beloved Woman of the Cherokee". Her English name was Nancy Ward. Nanye-hi accompanied her husband, Kingfisher, on a raid of the Creeks during the Battle of Taliwa in 1755. Kingfisher was killed in the battle and Nanye-hi filled his place in the battle. She took his rifle and rallied the warriors to victory. For her bravery she was bestowed with the title of Ghigua. The Ghigua, or Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, was a prestigious title given to extraordinary women by the Cherokee clans. The Ghigua headed the Council of Women and held a voting seat in the Council of Chiefs.

On July 5, 1807, the Moravian mission school at Spring Place, Georgia, in the Cherokee Nation, was visited by three elderly women, including a very distinguished lady who had been a widow of fifty years and almost hundred years old. She was described as "an unusually sensible person, honored and loved by both brown and white people." "This old woman, named Chiconehla, is supposed to have been in a war against an enemy nation and was wounded numerous times...Her left arm is decorated with some designs, which she said were fashionable during her youth...." Chiconehla stayed for two days, entertained by the students and discussing theology with the missionaries with the aid of translating by her distant relative, Mrs. James Vann (Margaret Scott). The circumstances of this high status woman leave little doubt that this Cherokee named Chiconehla was identical to the person known as Nancy Ward.

Nancy Ward is not only remembered as an important figure to the Cherokee people but is also considered an early pioneer for women in American politics as she advocated for a woman's voice during a turbulent period in her tribe's history.
Inventor of the Cherokee Syllabary

This is a story about a poor, crippled, uneducated and ridiculed half-breed Indian who triumphed over insurmountable odds to bring a gift to his people that was so great that it is unrivaled in all human history.

Sequoyah, reared in the old tribal ways and customs, became a hunter and fur trader. He was also a skilled silver craftsman who never learned to speak, write or read English. However, he was always fascinated with the white people’s ability to communicate with one another by making distinctive marks on paper, what some native people referred to as "talking leaves".

Named in English George Gist or George Guess, Sequoyah completed his independent creation of a Cherokee syllabary in 1821, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This was the only time in recorded history that a member of an illiterate people independently created an effective writing system. After seeing its worth, the people of the Cherokee Nation rapidly began to use his syllabary and officially adopted it in 1825. Their literacy rate rapidly surpassed that of surrounding European-American settlers. From 1828 to 1834, American missionaries assisted the Cherokee in using Sequoyah's syllabary to develop type characters and print the Cherokee Phoenix, the first newspaper of the Cherokee Nation, with text in both Cherokee and English.
(pronouced Saa-Lee)

Tsali a farmer that was never involved or interested in the politics of his tribe, rather disregarded his brother-in-laws warning to him that the soldiers were in route to remove them from their homes. Tsali did not understand why the Cherokee must go, and he only thought of it for a few moments as he sat by the fire puffing his pipe. The next day he went back to his fields, with little more thought of it. Soon the soldiers arrived at Tsali’s cabin and told him that he and his family must go to the stockade at Bushnell. 

In route to the stockade a soldier poked Tsali's wife roughly with a bayonet angering him. He told the others with him in Cherokee that he would fake a fall so they could get the soldiers guns and escape into the mountains. In the scuffle, one of the soldiers' guns was discharged hitting himself in the head. Tsali meant no bloodshed, but he and his family ran to hide in a cave at Clingman's Dome.

General Scott gave orders to hunt down the "murderers". Some of Tsali family, including his son and wife, had been captured. Tsali made a deal to sacrifice himself himself if General Scott would allow the Quallatown Cherokee to remain in NC.

Tsali became a hero and a martyr of the Cherokee people. Tsali’s sacrifice, his death at the hands of a firing squad, proved to be a turning point in the history of "the principal people". He sacrificed his life to assure that the Cherokee that had hidden out in the mountains of NC (now Cherokee, NC) would not be forced to remove to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. His story is the basis for the play held at Cherokee, NC every summer, "Unto These Hills".

Nanye-hi (pronouced Naa-Nee-Hee)  
Female, shaded red.
4th born, 4.8 oz.
Adopted by Marcie & family in Knoxville, TN .

Left is Nanye-Hi with Delana.


Joining Karen and family at Big Timbers Dachshunds in Ohio. 

James Vann

Moving to Virginia with Blaize, Ruth, Aiden, and 1/2 doxie sister, Quorra
(pronouced Saa'-lee)
Adopted by Shonda and family in Rives, TN
Chief James Vann

Chief Vann became the richest man in the Cherokee Nation, and possibly in the entire eastern U.S. at the time. He built the Diamond Hill mansion in 1804 on his plantation along the Federal Road at Spring Place (near present-day Chatsworth, Georgia). Vann also owned Vann's ferry, which crossed the Chattahoochee River near present-day Atlanta on the road to the Lower Towns of the Muscogee (Creek). Later he opened up a trading post near present-day Huntsville, Alabama. He donated land for the mission school of the Moravian Brethren, which he had encouraged the Cherokee National Council to permit. The school, located very near the mansion on the Vann Plantation, taught Christianity, English, etc. to school-age Cherokee children in the area. This land/mansion, etc. is now a museum and historical site dedicated to his legacy and is a major piece of Cherokee history prior to the "Trail of Tears". He was killed in his tavern prior to his families removal to Oklahoma. In dedication to the Cherokee and the Vann family, the Moravians voluntarily went with the family on the "Trail" when the Vann's were removed at gunpoint from their homeand forced to leave everything behind. Then, they were held captive in 25 stockades created to hold them until being  taken to Oklahoma during the winter on the Trail of Tears. Almost 16,000 Cherokee were removed. 4000 died on the journey.
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