Nanye'hi "Nancy" was born around 1738 in Chota, Tennessee. She was known as the Beloved Women of the Cherokee Leader. She was an ambassador and peace negotiator to the European- Americans.  When she was 18 years old, she gained the title "Ghigau," which was a very respected title. She was rewarded this title for her bravery while fighting on the battlefield after her husband was killed. She later married Bryant Ward, however, he was married to another woman and ended up leaving her for his first wife.
 During the Revolutionary War, Nanye'hi was informed of an upcoming attack on the colonists by her cousin, and let them know. She believed in a peaceful coexistence. She was the last woman known to receive the title of Ghigau.

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