Cuhtahlatah

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Cuhtahlatah (Cherokee: Gatûñ'lätï [1]) was a Cherokee woman who lived during the period of the American Revolutionary War. Her name means "wild hemp". When her husband was killed in battle, she grabbed his tomahawk and attacked the enemy, screaming "Kill! Kill!". Her people had been in retreat, but her actions inspired them to rally and they gained victory in the battle.[citation needed]Her story is recounted in the Wahnenauhi manuscript of 1889.[2]

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  1. ^ "110. Incidents Of Personal Heroism". Internet Sacred Text Archive. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  2. ^ Mooney, James (1900). James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees. Bright Mountain Books. pp. 513–. ISBN 978-0-914875-19-2. Retrieved 24 February 2013.