Chota (also spelled Chote, Echota, Itsati, and other similar variations) is a historic Overhill Cherokee town site in Monroe County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Developing after nearby Tanasi, from the late 1740s until 1788 Chota was the most important of the Overhill towns, replacing Tanasi as the de facto capital of the Cherokee people.
A number of prominent Cherokee leaders were born or resided at Chota, among them Attakullakulla, Oconostota, Old Hop, Old Tassel, Hanging Maw, and Nancy Ward.
The former Chota and Tanasi sites are listed together on the National Register of Historic Places; Tanaxi also has an archaeological site designation (40MR62) in 1972. Since 1979, both sites have been mostly submerged by the Tellico Lake impoundment of the Little Tennessee River. Archeological excavations were conducted before the dam was completed.
The Chota townhouse site was found during the excavations. This area was raised above the reservoir's operating levels and connected via a causeway to the mainland. The Chota monument, situated directly above the ancient townhouse site, consists of eight pillars —one for each of the seven Cherokee clans, and one for the nation. The grave of the chief Oconostota, uncovered in the 1969 excavations, was re-interred next to the monument. This site is now managed by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee.
Chota may refer to:
- Chota (Cherokee town), which once existed in present-day Monroe County, Tennessee
- Chota, Ecuador
- Chota, Peru
- Chota Province, a province of the Cajamarca Region in Peru
- Chota (automobile), an English automobile
- Chota (footballer), Spanish footballer
- a dialect of the Sadri language
- Platoon in Ukrainian; see sotnia
- Spanish slang for police
- Jamaican (patois) slang for the small skin flap between a man's anus and testicles
The Chota was a 6 hp English cyclecar manufactured from 1912 until 1913 by the Buckingham Engine Works of Coventry. Chota is Hindustani for “small”.
The car was designed by J. F. Buckingham and had a 746 cc single-cylinder engine of Buckingham's own design. A larger 1492 cc model was added in 1913.
The Chota was renamed the Buckingham in September 1913.
Mustafá Abdesalam Mohand (born 5 April 1975), known as Chota, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.
He played mostly for Melilla during a 21-year senior career, appearing in 367 competitive games for the club and scoring 87 goals.
Usage examples of "chota".
Betty Apodaca, and Betty told her she was in the Pilar waiting on tables and overheard Horsethief Shorty Wilson talking to Harlan Betchel, and Shorty told Harlan Bernie Montoya went to the state chota pendejo factory in Dona Luz about your beanfield.
Tomorrow, Snuffy thought, or the next day, or whenevef the chotas and the trigger-happy posse got out of there, he would head into the hills for a spell with his sleeping bag, a lid of Mary Jane, some fishline, and a dozen artificial flies.
Craig came to the veranda red-eyed with a headache, and eyed disgustedly the sloppy saucer with its cup of chota hazri tea awash with buffalo cream.
This, it seemed to Joe, was India before the opening of the Suez Canal, the India of brandy pawnee and chota hazri washed down with a jug of claret.
Now you take me personally, I get sick to my stomach whenever that chota son of mine has a chuckle at my expense.
When the time was ripe, he entered Their headquarters in Dona Luz, And laughed in the face of the chota Whose name was William Koontz.
For his heart was heavily beating, His heart was pounding hard, And his ugly chota features, Were colored the color of lard.
An endless masochistic denunciation of his own race, and a series of traditional caricatures of Anglo-Indian society, with its unbearable club life, its chota pegs, etc.
He would like to have punched his brother for making that fucking suggestion in the church, and Ruby Archuleta wanted to pass around a petition, and down in the capital the politicos and the chotas and who knew who else were trying to figure out how to brand his ass-- .
She said she talked with Betty Apodaca, and Betty told her she was in the Pilar waiting on tables and overheard Horsethief Shorty Wilson talking to Harlan Betchel, and Shorty told Harlan Bernie Montoya went to the state chota pendejo factory in Dona Luz about your beanfield.
Anybody who wants to kill a chota should see a doctor, because when you start thinking like that it's time to turn in the old brain for a new one.
If this chota came around to see me, I'd tell him to go share a piece of hell with the state engineer's idiots.
If the state chotas stick a bullet in my ear, it's because of your pinche beanfield!
Outside, my evil son, the state chota, is having a good laugh because we're all growing donkey ears in here.
It wasn't bad enough he did time for burglary, assaulting a chota, and rape, he had to enlist in the government too.