Tomo-Chi-Chi, Mico of the Yamscraws, a tribe of the Creek
Indian Nation, is buried in this Square. He has been called a co-founder,
with Oglethorpe, of Georgia. He was a good friend to the English,
a friendship indispensable to the establishment of the Colony as a
military outpost against Spanish Invasion. He negotiated with Oglethorpe
the treaty, formally ratified on May 21, 1733, pursuant to
which Georgia was sttled. Mary Musgrove, half-breed niece of
Emperor Brim of the Creek Indians, acted as interpreter between
Oglethorpe and Tomo-Chi-Chi and lent her great influence to the
signing of that treaty and to the treaties negotiated by Oglethorpe
with other tribes of the Creek nation.
In 1734, at the age of 84, with his wife Senauki, Tomo-Chi-Chi
visited the English Court and was received by the King and by the
Archbishop of Canterbury. He was a man of fine physique, tall and
of great dignity.
He died October 5, 1739 at Yamacraw Indian Village, and at his
request was brought to Savannah to rest among his English friends.
He was buried here with military honors.
Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and Christ Church.