Nancy Ward. Cherokee name: Nanye-hi "One who goes about." Born 1738 in Chota which was the capital of the Cherokee Nation. She was a brave or chief of the Delawares. In a battle against the Creeks her husband was killed. She took up his rifle and led the Cherokee to victory. She was 18 at the time and given the title "Ghi-Ga-U". Beloved Woman.
Cherokee do not look much like other tribes of Indians, one of the myths of our name is that the word Cherokee means Those who came from far away, as the other Indians thought that we came from the sky.