The Yamacraw formed by 1728, under the leadership of Tomochichi, out of some of the Yamasee and Creek who had disagreed with the breaking of friendship with the British during the Yamasee War of 1715. By 1728 the Yamacraw had settled at the site of the present day city of Savannah. In 1733 James Oglethorpe, interested in the site, negotiated with Tomochichi and the Yamacraw agreed to move their village upriver. The Creeks cannot account for anyone by the name of Yamacraw, and the R, which appears in the name, is not recognized in either the Maskoki or Yuchi dialects.
- Yamacraw Indians, New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Jones, Charles C. Historical Skeetch of Tomo-chi-chi, Mico of the Yamacraws. Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1975. Print.
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