Skyuka Trail Indian Spring

Skyuka Trail Indian Spring

Skyuka was a Cherokee Chief in command of the Chickamaugas who fought John Sevier on the northern end of Lookout Mountain on September 20, 1782 (the Last Battle of the American Revolution). Skyuka Springs at the western base of Lookout Mountain (along the National Park Trail system) was named after him.

There are three accounts of what happen to Chief Wauhatchie Skyuka Glass. One has him to die sometime around the time of the Creek War when Skyuka Wauhatchie and other Cherokees served with General Andrew Jackson in the “War of 1812.” However, another account has him surviving until the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation during the 1830s called the Trail of Tears. Another account has Chief Skyuka died as the result of the Governor of Virginia wanted his head and he was executed in southern Georgia and his body was burned.