Yuchi

Yuchi

About Yuchi

For the Chinese surname, see Yuchi. The Yuchi, also spelled Euchee and Uchee, are a Native American tribe who traditionally lived in the eastern Tennessee River valley in Tennessee in the 16th century. During the 17th century, they moved south to Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. After suffering many fatalities due to epidemic disease and warfare in the 18th century, surviving Yuchi were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s, together with their allies the Muscogee Creek. Some remnant groups migrated to Florida, where they became part of the recently formed Seminole tribe. Today the Yuchi live primarily in the northeastern Oklahoma area, where many are enrolled as citizens in the federally recognized Muscogee Creek Nation. Some Yuchi are enrolled as members of other federally recognized tribes, such as the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and the Cherokee Nation. Yuchi is commonly interpreted to mean "over there sit/live" or "situated yonder."

Contributions by Parkwells, Uyvsdi, and Heironymous Rowe.