Welcome. Sorry it took so long to reply, I'm swamped at work.
You fly them both eh?
I don't know what chota translates to. I checked the Cherokee word list and could not find it lsited.
Have you checekd out the Cherokee Nation Site ?
http://www.cherokee.org/ They have a great translation list.
Heard it means New (Town), though a corruption of the tsalagi it'se, since the ch sound's more a ts. Like a lot of place names. Chataugua (a traveling play tradition) really means chicken (tsitagv). Maybe got that name from Indians observing their antics. There's a town called Cullowhee in NC, you might know it. Old friend told me the story: anglo folks come to Indians' spot on the mountain, think it's nice, ask them the name - they say cullowhee - means "get down!"(off our mountain).
Wesa - Today we say Echota for the town, itse for new. E'tsota with the glottal stop if you're a regular tsalagi speaker and want to be real accurate I guess. But I'm western Cherokee, we're a little more relaxed with the dialects.