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The Cherokee led by Moytoy is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from Alga, DarthKyofu, EnigmaConundrum, and RawSasquatch.

This mod requires Brave New World. It is part of the Kings of the Wild Frontier event.


The Cherokee[]

The Cherokee are the North American Indians of Iroquoian lineage who constituted one of the largest politically integrated tribes at the time of European colonization of the Americas. Their name is derived from a Creek word meaning “people of different speech”; many prefer to be known as Keetoowah or Tsalagi. They are believed to have numbered some 22,500 individuals in 1650, and they controlled approximately 40,000 square miles (100,000 square km) of the Appalachian Mountains in parts of present-day Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and the western parts of what are now North Carolina and South Carolina.


Moytoy of Tellico, (died 1741) (Amo-adawehi in Cherokee, meaning "rainmaker") was a prominent leader of the Cherokee in the American Southeast. He was given the title of "Emperor of the Cherokee" by Sir Alexander Cumming, a Scots-Anglo trade envoy in what was then the Province of South Carolina, and is regularly referred to as "King" in official English reports, as this was a familiar term of rank to colonists. He was from Great Tellico, an historic Cherokee town in what is now Tennessee.

Dawn of Man[]

"Welcome O' great rainmaker, Moytoy of the Cherokee. For millenia, your people have been tied to the Southeastern woodlands of what is today the United States. Confronted as all the peoples of the Americas have been with the white invasion of the 19th century, you were one of the Cherokee's great beloved men. In 1730, at the behest of the Scots-Anglo adventurer, Sir Alexander Cumming, you would be crowned as emperor over your people, securing the dignity and diplomatic platform upon which your nation could be given a voice against the colonizers.

JFD CherokeeMoytoy Diplo

Art by DarthKyofu

Beloved emperor, the great council houses of your people have come together once more to accept your emperorship. Can you bring harmony and full-life to a scattered people? Can you, when the drums of war beat loudly, secure their right to self-government? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Greetings, outsider. On behalf of my people, I am Moytoy, emperor and first beloved man. Come, sit by our sacred fire and we might share stories of each others' culture."

Defeat: "A warrior that slaughters his enemy will never know peace. I ask you to give mercy to my people."

Unique Attributes[]

The Cherokee (Moytoy)

Art by DarthKyofu

Emperor of the Cherokee

Buildings constructed in the Capital Capital are transferred to cities without them so long as they have a Council House. Cities receiving a Building in this way generate a burst of Influence Influence with all known Citystate City-States.


Art by Alga

First Beloved Men (Great General)

Art by Alga

  • Spawned as either White (during peace) or Red (during war).
  • Points toward First Beloved Men are generated through Citizen Population growth rather than combat.
  • White First Beloved Men can only be used to hurry Production Production (at a lesser rate than Great Engineers).
  • Red First Beloved Men begin with the Medic promotion and +1 Moves Movement.

Art by RawSasquatch

Council House (Amphitheater)
  • Enables cities to receive Buildings constructed in the Capital Capital.
  • Bonus Food Food is granted to the Capital Capital based on this city's Food Food output when receiving a Building.
  • If built in the Capital Capital, the amount of Food Food received by the Capital Capital is doubled.
City List
  1. Great Tellico
  2. Nikwasi
  3. Echota
  4. Tannassy
  5. Citico
  6. Chatuga
  7. Isunigu
  8. Keowee
  9. Tallassee
  10. Cowee
  11. Kituwa
  12. Ayuhwasi
  13. Chickamuga
  14. Ani-Kusati-yi
  15. Tuskegee
  16. Dakwa'yi
  17. Mialoquo
  18. Tomotley
  19. Gansagiyi
  20. Dugiluyi
  21. Kulsetsiyi
  22. Titsohili
  23. Nununyi
  24. Chilhowee
  25. Yunsayi
  26. Elatseyi
  27. Watauga
  28. Tikwalitsi
  29. Oconee
  30. Gun’-di’ga-duhun’yi
  31. Elawodi
  32. Itse'yi
  33. Running Water
  34. Long Island
  35. Crow Town
  36. Lookout Mountain
Spy List
  • Kanuna
  • Dustu
  • Atsadi
  • Tsiyi
  • Unaduti
  • Atohi
  • Wohali
  • Ahuli
  • Wesa
  • Diwali
First Beloved Men List
  1. Attakullakulla
  2. Dragging Canoe
  3. Conocotocko II
  4. Ostenaco
  5. Oconostota
  6. Savanukah
  7. Old Tassel
  8. Raven of Chota
  9. Little Turkey
  10. Conocotocko I
  11. Amouskositte
  12. Doublehead
  13. Tagwadihi
  14. John Watts




Peace Theme War Theme
"Peace Pipe" from the soundtrack of Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots. "Thunder Bird" from the soundtrack of Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 4
Last Updated: 6 September 2021


  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Unique Unit Icon)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene; Civ Icon), Research (Cities)
  • EnigmaConundrum: Research (Spies)
  • Rawsasquatch: Art (Unique Building Icon)
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