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Contributor Contrib.Meg_Simpson on 12/17/2010
Ahaya (ca. 1710 – 1783) was the first recorded chief of the Alachua band of the Seminole tribe. He was born to the Muskogean-speaking Oconee, who were originally from central Georgia. His people settled along the Chattahoochee River in North Florida when he was a small boy. They were among the Native Americans who left Georgia and Alabama to escape encroachment by English colonists.