NATIVE NAME: Aganstata
ENGLISH NAME: James BEAVER Jr
ALTERNATE NAMES: Oconostota, Oconastota Moytoy, Cunne Shote, Warrior of Chota, Stalking Turkey (a name which causes confusion with his uncle Kanagatucko, who was known as “Standing Turkey”), Groundhog Sausage
ALTERNATE SPELLINGS: Oconastota, Oconostata, Oganatoga, Shote is a variant of Chote or Choat or Choate, Cumnacatogue
MEANING OF NAMES:
- Aganstata was translated as Groundhog Sausage, from “agana” = groundhog, and “tsistau” = “I am pounding it” as in pounding meat in a mortar.
- Cunne Shote may be the English mispronunciation of the Cherokee words for Stalking Turkey.