Collins’ Farm

Choestoe Land Owned by the Collins Family

The title of this photo is Choestoe which was the Cherokee Indian name for this land. I spoke with Mr Collins, who owns this land and whose family first settled it in the early 1800’s after arriving from Ireland. He told me the translation means “Land of the Dancing Rabbits”. According to Chenocetah’s Weblog  "Its name came from the Cherokee “Tsi-stu-yi” (from “tsi-stu,” rabbit, with the locative “-yi,” together meaning “Rabbit Place” or “Rabbit Town”–there is nothing about “dancing” in the original name)“.

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