John Jolly

Published on March 9, 2011 by Alice

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.


John Jolly

John Jolly, Cherokee name Ahuludegi, also known as Oolooteka, was elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation West upon the death of his brother Tahlonteeskee in 1819. He had served as headman of Cayuga town on Hiwassee Island in present-day Hamilton County, Tennessee, after his brother’s departure for the west in 1809.

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

When the young Sam Houston came to live with the Cherokee on Hiwassee Island in 1809, Ahuludegi adopted him and acted as his father in the Cherokee nation. He gave him the Cherokee name of Ka’lanu, meaning the Raven. A few years later, Houston returned to his family in Maryville, but he lived with the Cherokee again in the late 1820s and early 1830s after their move to present-day Oklahoma. Then he moved to Texas, where he elected the President of the Republic of Texas, and US Senator for and governor of Texas.

During Ahuludegi’s term of office, the Cherokee Nation West adopted a constitution in 1828 establishing a tripartite government, like that previously adopted by the Cherokee Nation East in 1827. That year most of the western Cherokee moved from Arkansas Territory to the newly established Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Ahuludegi served as Principal Chief until his own death in December 1838. He was succeeded by John Looney, his assistant principal chief.

Hiwassee Island, at the mouth of the Hiwassee River where it meets the Tennessee, used to be commonly known as “Jolly’s Island” after the Cherokee leader. Residents in the area sometimes still call it that.

wikipedia.org

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To John Jolly
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

John Jolly NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/john-jolly/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

John Jolly NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/john-jolly/ (accessed: April 21, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"John Jolly" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 21 Apr. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/john-jolly/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "John Jolly" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/john-jolly/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: April 21, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Apr,
    day = 21,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/john-jolly/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , , , , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.