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Chief Junaluska

  • Birth 1779 North Carolina, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 1858
  • Burial Robbinsville, Graham County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 5816427

Born in the Cherokee Nation (near present day Murphy); adopted son of Yonaguska aka Drowning Bear. Married Wallee, who died on the Trail of Tears to western Indian Territory along with his children. Married Ni-suh. A warrior at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814, he saved the life of Andrew Jackson, an act that he publicly regretted in his later years. For this "heroism" the state of No.Carolina awarded him a large land holding and state citizenship in 1847 .Survived at his death by grandchildren includ. Lieut. Astoogatogeh (killed Sept 1862)C.S.A.;and a force of C.S.A. soldiers called the Junaluska Zouaves, in the Civil War.

Bio by: Patricia Mechling


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Mechling
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5816427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Junaluska (1779–20 Nov 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5816427, citing Massey Cemetery, Robbinsville, Graham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .