Chekilli speech
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Chekilli speech

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Chekilli.
Title: Chekilli speech
Dates: 1735 June 11
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0143

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Creek Nation.
Creek mythology--Georgia.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Speeches (documents)

Location of Originals

Original speech,located in the Public Record Office, London, England.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Chekilli speech, MS 143, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. A.J. Waring, Jr., 1953.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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