Nancy Ward. Cherokee name: Nanye-hi "One who goes about." Born 1738 in Chota which was the capital of the Cherokee Nation. She was a brave or chief of the Delawares. In a battle against the Creeks her husband was killed. She took up his rifle and led the Cherokee to victory. She was 18 at the time and given the title "Ghi-Ga-U". Beloved Woman.