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Turtle-at-Home

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Turtle-at-Home, or Selukuki Wohelengh, was a Cherokee warrior and leader, brother of Dragging Canoe and one of his chief lieutenants during the Chickamauga wars. In the beginning and the later years, he led war parties against the settlements on the Holston, Nolichucky, Watauga, and Doe Rivers in modern East Tennessee, and against the Cumberland River settlements in modern Middle Tennessee. After the second destruction of the Chickamauga Towns in 1782, however, instead of moving to the Five Lower Towns with his brother and the rest of the Chickamauga/Lower Cherokee, he and his band of seventy warriors headed north to fight alongside their Shawnee allies. Turtle-at-Home and his band remained in the north until after the 1791 Battle of the Wabash, in which he and his warriors along with two parties brought north separately by his brothers Little Owl and The Badger, participated. In that battle, the Indian army of the Shawnee leader Blue Jacket and the Miami leader Little Turtle delivered the single worst defeat ever inflicted upon the United States military by American Indians, far surpassing the more renowned Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, only 48 of Arthur St. Clair's 1000  ( Wikipedia article )

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