Yuchi Indians

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Original homeland Tennessee and along the Savannah River in Georgia and South Carolina.

Linquistice group: Siouan


History

Early non Indian contact in 1530's  with their incounter with Hernando de Soto explorer for Spain

Epidemics of smallpox and war diministhed the populations in the late 1500's and 1600's.

The tribe became allies with the Creek Nation fighting against the United States in 1813.

The tribe was removed to Oklahoma in the 1830's with the Creek and Seminole tribes. Tribal members became absorbed into the Creek and Seminole tribes

Link to History

Brief Time Line

  • Early non Indian contact record by Hernando de Soto in the 1530's., who explored the region for Spain in 1539-43
  • 1630's:  Yachi warriors attacked Spanish settlements in Florica.
  • 1750's;  Alliances formed with Creek
  • 1813:  Ally with the Creek Nation against the U.S. government
  • 1832-36:  moved with the Creek into Indian Territory
  • Yuchi who lived in Tennessee joined with the Cherokee and were absorbed into the  Seminoe

Reservations

The Yuchi are considered part of the Creek Tribe by the United States Gorvernment. 

The Yuchi Indians do not have a reservation of their own

Tribal Headquaters

Records

Important Web Sites

References

 The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. by Saron Malinowski and Anna Sheets Vol. 1. Northeast, Southeast and Caribbean

Bibliography