Early Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee

  1. Oconostota (1775 – 1780)
  2. Hanging Maw (1780-1792)
  3. Little Turkey (1792-1801)
  4. Black Fox (1801-1811)
  5. Pathkiller (1811-1827)
  6. Charles Renatus Hicks (1827)
  7. William Hicks (1827-1828)
  8. John Ross (1828-1839)

information from www.cherokee.org

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One thought on “Early Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee

  1. How were Early Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee elected? I imagine there were different methods of choosing a leader before and after the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation (written in 1827).

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