1. This is such an interesting bit if history. I grew up in northwest Alabama on a farm where we found many broken arrowheads & I would think about the people who was there before us.

  2. Catherine Brown is more the equivilant of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha of the Mohawks who became a Christian and died at the age of 24 from T.B. She wasn’t treated well by her relatives and tribesman as was Catherine Brown though after becoming a Christian.
    Love this story and had not heard of her before reading this! Thank you !

  3. Brown, in my heritage

    1. Do you know if it is true that she, Catharine Brown 1, was born 1819 had a dtr she named Tsa-luh after her mother, but was called by the whites Catharine Brown 2 after her and not her mother (known to whites as Sarah), around 1844? and that two more girls were born to each generation of the offspring of each Catharine Brown (1st born of dtr. Catharine 2 about 1869 in Tennessee land) and was each born given the same name of Tsa-luh, but also called by whites as Catherine Brown after each mother? Catherine Brown 3, b. 1903 possibly in W.V.? Does anyone know of any documentation to help prove or disprove this line of 3 generations of Tsa-luh/Catherine Browns? Then in 1925 the last Catharine Brown married a white man had a son and then a daughter 4 or 5 years after the boy? (Also the spelling seems to have gone back and forth from Catharine to Catherine back to Catharine to Katherine Brown, so it has been difficult to track.)

  4. As a child rambling In my father’s cotton/corn fields, I found many arrowheads and turquoise. Alas, when I moved, my collection was left behind, and I do not know who got it. My Dad always told me that it was an obvious Indian camp. Any article like the above stirs my memories…and, it make me wish I could relive this experience so that I could have put these items in possession of our Native Americans. There was a “Nisrah” in my family history (Cherokee), but she was up in NC/TN. Ironically, she married one John Brown and became Sarah.