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The beginning part of this article is grossly inaccurate, an it appears to have been written by someone who is a "Cherokee-file" but not actually Native American. Chickamauga was a Chickasaw village that the band of renegade Cherokees fled to, when kicked out of the Cherokee Nation. Chickamauga means "place to look out" in Chickasaw. Over time, the village attracted other renegades from the Cherokees, Upper Creeks, Shawnees and even some Midwestern tribes. Eventually, the majority of Chickamaugas were Cherokee, but there was always a large percentage of the guerillas, who were Muskogeans. Until 1785 almost all of Northern Georgia was owned by the Upper Creeks. The Chickasaws had territory in the NW tip while the Cherokees had territory in the NE tip. The Upper Creeks allowed their allies, the Chickamauga Cherokees to take refuge there. By the mid-1780s so many Cherokees had moved there that it was defacto Cherokee territory. Recognizing that, the United States designated northwestern Georgia as Cherokee hunting territory in 1785, while giving the Creeks most of Alabama as compensation. Talamachusee (talk) 12:36, 27 November 2012 (UTC)