Hanging Maw

Hanging Maw

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name = Hanging Maw

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death_date = c. 1792
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nationality = Cherokee
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title = Leading Chief of the Cherokee
predecessor = Oconostota
successor = Little Turkey

Hanging Maw was the leading chief of the Cherokee from 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 Attacullaculla and 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).


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