- Hanging Maw
name = Hanging Maw
death_date = c. 1792
title = Leading Chief of the Cherokee
Hanging Maw was the leading chief of the
Cherokeefrom 1780 to 1792. He became chief following the death of Oconostota, during the troubled period following the destruction of the tradition capital at Chota (also Echota, Chote, Chota-Tanasi, Chota-Tenase).
His wife, Betsy, was the sister of
Attacullacullaand a granddaughter of Moytoy I. She was killed in a raid by whites.
*Litton, Gaston L. [http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v015/v015p253.html "The Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation"] , "Chronicles of Oklahoma" 15:3 (September 1937) 253-270 (retrieved August 18, 2006).
*THE HOUSE OF HUGHES AND DUNAHOE AND THEIR MANY RELATIVES, page 244.
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