|Chief of Chota Moytoy was a Native American and member of the Cherokee tribe.|
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- Amahetai, Water Conjurer, Ama Matai Water Rainmaker, Water Beaver, Amadohivi, Amoadawehi, Moytoy of Tainesi
Amatoya, Chief of Chota married Que-Di-Si of the Wolf Clan round 1680. Cherokee were required to marry outside their clan. Their clan was considered to be the clan of the mother.
These are the known children of Amatoya, Chief of Chota and Que-Di-Si of the Wolf Clan:
- Nancy Moyoy
- White Owl Raven (Carpenter)
- Ama-edohi M. Moytoy, "Pigeon of Tellico"
- Kanagatoga Moytoy, "Old Hop"
Legend has it that Amatoya was taught by his father to “witch” for water with a willow stick. He had become so adept at water witching that the Cherokee called him "water conjurer" or Ama Matai (Ama is Cherokee for water). Ama Matai eventually became pronounced as Amatoya. It was later shortened to “Moytoy”. He ruled the town of Chota sometime between the beginning of the eighteenth century and 1730. At that time, the Cherokee had no central chief but rather small town chiefs. Amatoya is considered to be the founder of a family of chiefs which ruled for over a century.
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- ↑ Wikipedia: Great Tellico
- ↑ Amatoya Moytoy 1640-1730: Founder of a Family of Chiefs by Sharon Star
- Wikipedia Chota (Cherokee Town)
- Wikipedia Moytoy
- Amatoya Moytoy, in Descendants of A-ma-do-ya Moytoy, Generation # 1
- History of the Cherokee and their Legends and Folklore by Dr. Emmett Starr (Internet archive)
- The Cherokee Nation: A History by Robert J Conley, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
- A Cherokee Encyclopediaby Robert J Conley, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0826339515.
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On July 23, 2015 at 12:54GMT Paula J wrote:
I will monitor this profile for any future incorrect additions, edits or merges.
Thanks for all of your help and patience!! Please contact me if you need any assistance in the future.
On July 22, 2015 at 21:17GMT K F wrote:
On July 22, 2015 at 20:32GMT Jay W wrote:
Parents removed as you wished. Some siblings and descendants contain name "Passmere" or "Carpenter" which may be incorrect also, yes?
On July 22, 2015 at 17:10GMT K F wrote:
On July 22, 2015 at 17:06GMT K F wrote:
On July 21, 2015 at 17:10GMT Paula J wrote:
Amatoya Moytoy of Chota had only one spouse and other spouses should not be connected to this profile.
I will continue to research what I can about this profile but this is the final product as far as facts are concerned.
Please let me know if you disagree with the data as it now exists.
I will have Terry make it pretty for us. Thank you so much for your patience.
On July 11, 2015 at 05:54GMT Paula J wrote:
On July 10, 2015 at 15:24GMT Paula J wrote:
I propose that we disconnect White Owl Raven from Chief Amatoya Moytoy and Quatsy of Tellico.
Are there any objections to this?
On July 10, 2015 at 14:38GMT Paula J wrote:
Old Hop is listed in one reference as adopted but he is part of the line of Chiefs for this family. I am leaving him as child and will note the reference.
The remaining children I will research to see if I can find a source.
On July 8, 2015 at 16:28GMT Paula J wrote: