Salawee 1842 Going Snake District Claim


The United States Do

              To Salawee AwW of Island Town on Chatoogee, Cherokee Nation East.  Came in D. Colston’s detachment, resides now on Illinois River in Tellequa District.

In 1813 or 14 –

4 three year old hogs, cost me $40 – 1 cow & calf $15 – 1 dun horse $40         95

1 bay mare and black colt                                                          40

In 1838 –

20 large hogs $80 – 20 hogs $60 – 30 yearling hogs $60                           200

12 chickens $1.50 – 1 pot $3 – 2 small pots $2.50 – 1 sett plates $1.25             7.25

1 bell 50ct – 1 violin $4 – 3 weeding hoes $2.37½ – 2 axes $4                    10.87½

1 hand saw $2 – draw knife $1 – 1 pr cotton cards 75ct – 1 _ _ _ pail $1            4.75

1 keeler 50 ct –1 rifle gun $25 –1 shot pouch $1 –15 acres growing corn 150      176.50

6 acres growing corn $60 – ½ acre chaleoties $12 – 20 bushels corn $20            92   

100 bundle fodder $3 – 1 bedstead $20 – 1 auger .75                             23.75


Credit by $40 received of the commissioners said to be the proceeds                   650.12½

of the sale of the above abandoned property $40                                   40




Cherokee Nation, Going Snake District


Salawee AwW being duly qualified says:  In 1813 & 14 I resided at Broom Town on Chatoogee.  The four hogs charged were as I believe killed by the U. States troops going to the Creek War.  As well also the cow & calf.  One morning in the fall when some of the troops were passing, I heard the report of guns, and in a short time I was informed by some young men named Tassel and Dick both of whom are now dead, that the troops had killed my hogs and put them in their wagon.  I then went to the place and saw the blood and other marks of slaughtering and found the hogs gone.  In looking round I found the head and hyde of my cow and the calf killed lying near them.  The meat of the cow was further away.  I had seen the cow in the morning at home.  She was very fat.  About a month or six weeks afterwards the troops were returning towards Tennessee in parties of two & three and sometimes greater numbers & I have reason to believe they took the horses.  One evening a company of four passed.  The next morning I missed the horses.  I then went after them the way the soldiers had gone.  I found their tracks after going a mile on the road the soldiers went.  I followed on till I was convinced they had been stolen and taken off and that I could not possible overtake them.

       In 1838 I resided at Island Town on Chatoogee.  I was captured by the troops and put into the fort, and all my property was left, of which the foregoing schedule is a correct statement.  A little while before the detachment started, I was at Calhoun and was told by the community interpreter that there was some money lying at the office for me.  I went to see and was told it was the proceeds of the sale of my property abandoned when I was captured by the troops, and I received forty dollars which is credited in the foregoing account.


Sworn to and subscribed to before me                          Salowee   his X mark

March 8, 1842

David M. Foreman, Clerk

Cherokee Nation, Going Snake District


Six Killer being duly qualified says:  I lived about two miles from AwW Salowee

in 1813 & 14.  I know he had four large fat hogs which he bought and for which I understood he had paid forty dollars.  It was well known in the neighborhood that the hogs and cow & calf had been killed by the troops.  I knew the horses that were described in the schedule and that they were lost at the time stated in the affidavit.  I did not see the men with them.  I did not go in search of them, but it was a thing well known in the neighborhood that the horses were lost and mostly it was entertained but that the returning soldiers had taken them, as they were in the habit of killing hogs & cattle in going and stealing horses on their return throughout the route as far as I am informed.

       With regard to the abandoned property I know he had a fine and very large stock of hogs and that he had property of all the kinds stated in the account, but I could not specify particulars.  In 1838 I lived within a mile of his house.  I also know that he was captured by the troops at the same time as myself.


Sworn to and subscribed to before me                          Six Killer   his X mark

March 8, 1842

David M. Foreman, Clerk




1842 Going Snake District Claim # 15

Transcribed by Joe Scraper Jr       April 2008