YOHOLOMICCO

 

Creek Chief

1790 - 1838

 

Yoholomicco (yahblo, 'hallooer,' an initiation title; miko, 'chief').

A Creek chief , born on Coosa River, Ga., about 1790; died in Arkansas about 1838.

He was headman of Eufaula town, a warrior of prowess, and one of the most persuasive orators in the Creek nation.

Of the party of MacIntosh, he fought under Gen. Jackson against the rebel Creeks in 1813-14, and subsequently signed the various treaties ceding Creek lands and agreeing to emigrate beyond the Mississippi.

He died of the hardships of the journey when the removal took place, having previously lost his chieftaincy and seat in the council on account of his complaisance to the whites.