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

Linquistice group: Siouan


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History

Early non Indian contact began 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.

Tribal conflicts with the Cherokee, Catawba and Creek

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

Bands: Bear, Wolf, Deer, Tortise, Panther, Wildcat, Fox, Wind, Fish, Beaver, Otter, Racoon, Skunk, Opossum Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey, Bird, Alligator, Salt, Sweet-potato Hickory-nut, Acorn

Link to History

Brief Time Line

  • Early non Indian contact 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.
  • 1739: the Yuchi town of Mount Pleasant existed on the Savanah river.
  • 1750's: Alliances formed with Creek
  • 1813:  Ally with the Creek Nation against the U.S. government
  • 1832-36:  Removed with the Creek into Indian Territory
  • Yuchi who lived in Tennessee joined with the Cherokee and were absorbed into the Seminole

Reservations

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

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

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
  • Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; FHL book 970.1 R259e.
  • Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; FHL book 970.1 G131g.
Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean
Vol. 2 -- Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America
Vol. 3 -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau
Vol. 4 -- California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands
  • Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. 20 vols., some not yet published. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978– .
Volume 1 -- Not yet published
Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- WorldCat 234303751
Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- WorldCat 255572371
Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- WorldCat 19331914; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4.
Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- WorldCat 299653808; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5.
Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- WorldCat 247493742; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6.
Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- WorldCat 247493311
Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 13240086; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8.
Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- WorldCat 26140053; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9.
Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- WorldCat 301504096; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10.
Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- WorldCat 256516416; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11.
Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- WorldCat 39401371; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12.
Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- WorldCat 48209643
Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- WorldCat 254277176
Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 356517503; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15.
Volume 16 -- Not yet published
Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- WorldCat 43957746
Volume 18 -- Not yet published
Volume 19 -- Not yet published
Volume 20 -- Not yet published

 

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