(1650?-1739), a chief of the Creek Indians. He signed a treaty with South Carolina colony in 1721, and in 1733 welcomed James Oglethorpe to the Creek town of Yamacraw. Oglethorpe established Savannah, the first European settlement in Georgia, nearby. In 1734 Oglethorpe took Tomochichi and his family to England. Tomochichi was helpful to Georgia colonists until his death, and a monument to his memory was erected in Savannah in 1899.
America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes, including Sequoyah, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse.
It's a hotly debated topic: Who found America first? One theory proposes that it was the Clovis. So will we be replacing Columbus Day with "Clovis Day" on our calendars?