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Chief Redbird, Totsuwha,Ꮩ Ꮷ Ꮹ, was the last Kentucky Chief of the Chickamauga Cherokees. He was born August 21, 1721 in Tellico, Cherokee Nation. He and another Cherokee, Will, were murdered around 1796 by two white men from Tennessee (some sources claim a later date) in Clay County Kentucky. His body was dumped into Redbird Creek, named in his honor. He has had many places named after him. The Kentucky State Bird is the Cardinal. I wonder if it is named in his honor. Some of my family comes from the Kentucky Cherokees. (some sources have his English name as Aaron Brock)

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