Glossary Term – Person
John Ross (1790–1866) was a Cherokee chief with a Scottish father and Cherokee mother. He led the United States’ Cherokee allies against the Red Stick in the Creek War (1813–1814) and became a member of the national committee of the Cherokee Council in 1817. From 1828 until the Cherokee removal from Georgia in 1839, he was the tribe’s principal chief and led their fight against removal. He remained a chief until his death in 1866.