|Perspectives on Georgia's Native Friend
Tomochichi, Yamacraw chieftain and invaluable friend to General Oglethorpe, died October 5th, 1739. To support standard SS8H2a check out pages 136-137 of our digital text
Georgia Studies for a detailed history and interactive video from "This Day in Georgia History."
None other than Georgia's first President, William Stevens, acted as pallbearer and wrote about it in his
. After students read his reflections they can read a
from 1774 detailing later tensions between colonists and native Americans. A
is available from the Georgia Historical Society.
To conclude, students can greet one another in pairs with a
basic lesson in Creek
, a close relative of Tomochichi's Yamacraw heritage.