|Nacoochee steals away from her father`s log house to meet with Sautee, under the giant oak. By this time, they are hopelessly in love. The young lovers flee to nearby Yonah Mountain, spending a few idyllic days in a secret cave known only to Nacoochee. But destiny calls to a larger purpose - peace between the two great tribes. To this end, out they come to face Wahoo. He is blinded by hate and chagrin that Nacoochee would choose a Chickasaw for himself. He ordered Sautee thrown from the cliffs of Yonah Mountain, while Nacoochee is forced to look on. Seeing no future without Sautee, Nacoochee tears away from her father as she leaps from the high cliff. The young lovers are joined again at the foot off the cliff. They drag their broken bodies together, and locked in final embrace, the two Indian lovers die.
This is how Wahoo finds them. It is too late, and Wahoo is now overcome with remorse. He has the two bodies, still locked in death together, laid to rest on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, there to remain for eternity. In their honor, he renamed the two valleys where the young lovers first met - one for Sautee and the other Nacoochee.