|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Dates:||1735 June 11|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Chekilli was the principal chief of the Creek Confederacy during the time of the settlement of colonial Georgia. He accompanied Tomochichi on his visit to England in 1733. In 1735, Chekilli headed a delegation of Creek Indians at a council with the English, held in Savannah, Georgia. At the meeting, he recited the national legend of the Creeks. His name has also appeared as Chiggilli and Tchikilli in other sources.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a talk given by Chekilli in Savannah, June 11, 1735, in which he recounts the migration legend of the Creek Indians.
Original speech,located in the Public Record Office, London, England.
[item identification], Chekilli speech, MS 143, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Dr. A.J. Waring, Jr., 1953.
Collection is open for research.
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