Native Americans History of Wayne County
WOLF

Bulan, KY

#42 May 6, 2009
I thought Dan Troxell was the most knowledable of Native American culture than anyone.
tso

United States

#43 May 6, 2009
The Past

Russell Springs, KY

#44 May 6, 2009
tso wrote:
i have a question-
did the Yahoo Falls massacre really happen?
i know there's many published accounts of it but almost all of them trace back to one person- Dan Troxell.
he has been discredited by many.
i think mainly because he describes Cornblossom as "princess"
i have been to the falls and saw the cave where it was supposed to have happened.
looks very possible as it is a good place to trap on a group of people
So, is Cornblossom fact or fiction?
Native American

London, KY

#45 May 6, 2009
The Past wrote:
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So, is Cornblossom fact or fiction?
FACT, she was the Chief's Daughter
tso

United States

#46 May 6, 2009
Native American wrote:
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FACT, she was the Chief's Daughter
i know she married Jacob Troxell but was that her true name. some say there's no mention of a "Cornblossom" in the records.
WOLF

Bulan, KY

#47 May 6, 2009
tso wrote:
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i know she married Jacob Troxell but was that her true name. some say there's no mention of a "Cornblossom" in the records.
I would like to know I am one of her decendents.

Since: Apr 09

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#48 May 6, 2009
For what its worth. The record reads her name as Cornblossom Doublehead B:about 1760 D:13 aug 1810 same year as yahoo falls. The story said she died there. Defending the children.
As the record has it. She was the daughter of Creat Priber,Doubleheads wife. Tuckaho,Saleechie,Ni-go-di-ge, are brothers not a complete list of siblings here.
WOLF

Bulan, KY

#49 May 6, 2009
Is she or was she married to a Troxell? Do you know anything about the Steel's?

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#50 May 6, 2009
Wolf, As tso said "she married Jacob Troxell" b:1781 D:1 july 1843 now peter troxell II died in 1810 also. Without going further it appears a inordinate amount of this family lines children died in 1810. Yahoo Falls? Don't know about the steels'
WOLF

Bulan, KY

#51 May 6, 2009
It was on my grandmothers side that decended from doublehead, she was a steel and I couldn't seem to go back very far. What exactly happened at Yahoo Falls?
native2

London, KY

#52 May 6, 2009
I am half Native. Good to know there are still a few of us in Wayne County!
Herb

Somerset, KY

#53 May 6, 2009
The Native Americans First Smoked Herb here in Wayne County learn more at Herbfest 2009
nope

London, KY

#54 May 6, 2009
Herb wrote:
The Native Americans First Smoked Herb here in Wayne County learn more at Herbfest 2009
Marijuana isn't native to the Americas. Europeans brought it here.
SOME ONE WHO KNOWS

London, KY

#55 May 6, 2009
On January 15, 1810, the "War Hawks" of Congress expressed concern about the "Indian presence" in Kentucky and extinguished all Cherokee land claims. 4 Although the Cherokee in the Cumberland River valley had made every possible concession to maintain peace with the United States, many of the white settlers were former Franklinites, followers of John Sevier who considered the Cherokee subhuman. 3 8 9 Expecting the worse, Doublehead's daughter realized that the only way her people could survive would be if they moved south on the Great Tellico Trail. Between 1803 and 1804, her father had helped Reverend Gideon Blackburn, a Presbyterian pastor from Big Jake's hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, open an school on Cherokee land near present-day Chattanooga, Tennessee. 4 5 In the late summer of 1810, Blackburn agreed to offer protection and a "white man's" education to all Cherokee women and children from the Cumberland River valley. Doublehead's daughter sent Little Jake on horseback to spread the word that anyone seeking protection at the Blackburn school should meet in the great rock house behind Yahoo Falls when the moon was full and round.
All that remained of Doublehead's people in the Cumberland River valley, mostly women and children, gathered at Yahoo Falls, waiting for Doublehead's daughter and her son, Little Jake, to arrive and lead them to safety. Fearing that she was not going to show up, some of the mothers gathered their children, shouldered their packs, and began to walk out of the shelter. 2 3 6 7 8 9 A volley of gunfire erupted from the darkness in front of the falls. A local "Indian fighter," Hiram Gregory, had learned of the gathering in the big rock house behind Yahoo Falls, enlisted a group of young vigilantes, and set out to exterminate the Cherokee from the Cumberland River valley once and for all. 2 7 8 9 Gregory's mercenaries focused their initial attack on the few warriors that were present, and then they been began to slaughter the women and their children. Campfires illuminated them and the shelter was completely open and exposed-there was nowhere for them to run or hide. After it was all over, more than 100 Cherokee lay dead or dying behind Yahoo Falls.
As the sun began to rise, Little Jake and his mother arrived, just in time to find the murderous white men in the rock house, walking among the dead and dying, making sure that there were no survivors. Enraged at the grisly sight, Little Jake and his mother took a commanding position, which cut off the slayers' escape route, and opened fire. 2 7 8 9 Now Gregory's mercenaries were exposed to attack. Before resuming fire, Doublehead's daughter recalled the words that were spoken to her father during the negotiations of the Treaty of Tellico, "if the Cherokee do not steal horses, then the white men will not kill the Cherokee." 4 These white men had broken the treaty. Before resuming fire, she shouted out, "You kill our men. You kill our women and our babies. Their blood made red the land you steal." 2 7 8 9 Two of the remaining white men were then shot dead. The third escaped. Doublehead's daughter, died a few days later, likely from injuries received from gunfire. She was buried at the base of a large flat stone in what is today, Sterns, Kentucky, the birthplace of her father. 2 6 7 8 9 Big Jake Troxel was said to have lost his mind in grief. A mass grave was excavated in a high terrace behind the falls, the only place where the soil was deep enough to dig a trench. The bodies of the slain Cherokee men, women, and children were laid to rest until the grave was exposed during logging operations.
countryboy

London, KY

#56 May 6, 2009
The Chief in Cherokee NC last name is Hicks.
True

Oakland, CA

#57 May 6, 2009
Doublehead had 3 wives. Thats why so many are not counted for. Yes, Wiggington I would like to talk to you. Creat Priber, Aisley, and one more. I will update that when I check my notes. There is more unknown of our Cherokee Fathers that has been ever uttered. It's not alway wise to tell it all. Especially when the facts are still unsettled.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#58 May 6, 2009
Sure,artwiggi @ yahoo . com
SOME ONE WHO KNOWS

London, KY

#59 May 6, 2009
countryboy wrote:
The Chief in Cherokee NC last name is Hicks.
yes you are right thank you!! the CHEROKEE are! a great peaple! my grandmother was cherokee i am cherokee! i am WARRIOR!!!
Herb

Somerset, KY

#60 May 6, 2009
nope wrote:
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Marijuana isn't native to the Americas. Europeans brought it here.
of course the white man corrupted us with herb now we live reservation and run casino

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#61 May 7, 2009
The following is writing from the Chief of the Lone Wolf Band of Cherokee.

ARE YOU A UNDOCUMENTED, DISENFRANCHISED CHEROKEE?

It has long be prophesied by our ancestors (“The Return of the Buffalo”), that the new century would bring forth many people of Cherokee blood that want to rejoin the heritage that had been hidden from them. Hidden from them because of the fear left from the 1800's when our people were persecuted by the white man. These people coming forth now, maybe with just a drop of Cherokee blood, have been given the spark by the Creator to return to the white path, to learn of their ancestors, of our old ways, and some may want to help in bringing back our history, customs, ceremonies, stories and languages or even to recognize and practice those old ways.
However, heart warming and proud as we may feel about those of you who are on this path, there are still others who reject you. People who have appointed themselves above everyone one else and say they are the Cherokee “Experts,” and say that they are the real recognized Indians and that you are not. You are considered and called a “Wannbe,” or a “Twinkie.” These people who claim they have the knowledge concerning our past are the ones who are quick to point the finger at others and accuse them as being fraud. If our old traditions were the knowledge they really hold, then they would know that to judge and call down another, or even having bad thoughts against another is against our old way teachings. It is wrongful and is also known as bad witchcraft to talk against another and to put them below yourself. When it comes to your being a Cherokee or not, It does not matter how much Cherokee blood you have, it is that you DO have even a drop and that you wish to live your life as Cherokee. This is the old way!

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