Tomochichi, chief of the Yamacraw Indians was an important person of early Georgia history. He helped to create peaceful relations between the Georgia settlers and the Yamacraw Indians. Historians know little about Tomochichi as a boy. He was a Creek indian and participated in their early activities with Englishmen in South Carolina. In 1728, Tomochichi created his own tribe of the Yamacraws because of a disagreement with his old tribe. His group of two hundred people settled on the banks of the Savannah River because the location was the resting place of his ancestors and was close to English traders.