Kanagagota was major chief of the Cherokee who was known to the British as "Old Hope of Chote". He visited England in 1762
with a delegation of Cherokee. This portrait above was entitled "Cunne Shote" which was totally wrong, because it was only
a part of the chief’s name and "Echota" which was the Cherokee's Capital. Year of birth and death are not known. He
always tried to have good relationship with the English.
The Cherokee had a contract with them, but it led to war when in 1759; 31 chiefs went to Charles Town to unsharpen the bad
situation between the English and the Cherokee. They were arrested. Some of them were set free but in return other Cherokee
were arrested and then killed, and this meant war. The war went on until 1761 where a new Governor ended it.
From: historical accounts & records
LINK TO BRAVEHORSE WARRIORS VOLUME TWO