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HUMMING-BIRD, Indian chief, born in Tennessee in 1742; died in Nashville, Tennessee, 23 December, 1827. He was friendly with the settlers, and their ally in many difficulties with the Indians. In the campaigns of General Anthony Wayne and General Charles Scott in 1794 against the northwestern tribes, he led a company of sixty friendly warriors, and also distinguished himself in the war against the Creeks and the British. His commission and a sider medal that he received from General Washington were, by his request, buried with him.
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