Big Turkey Hop Cornstalk (Shawnee) - exist or not?

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I'm confused by the narrative; the labels say he did not exist, but the narrative appears to say he did.

KBF, can you help?

Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Big Turkey Shawnee
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (734k points)

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Non-existent.  All from Shawnee Heritage.  A chief named Cornstalk/Hokoleskwa did exist.  He lived from about 1720-1775, so is not any of the people listed on this profile even though the bio mentions him.  All the people named as parents, siblings, spouse, and children of Big Turkey as well as Big Turkey himself are mythical.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
selected by Darlene Athey-Hill
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