Moytoy of Citico
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In retaliation for perceived slights by the British while campaigning with them against the French in the French and Indian War in 1758, Moytoy took his band and left the campaign to return home. He stole a number of British horses in compensation. The rest of the Cherokee allies were said to agree with his perception of the British, but the leaders Attakullakulla and Ostenaco did not agree with his actions.
Moytoy was a war chief in the conflict that began in 1759 between the Cherokee and British.
Moytoy's name comes from the Cherokee A-Ma-Do-Ya (or amatoya), "rainmaker." This could have been his personal name, or a title he held.
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