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Cherokee Editor: The Writings of Elias Boudinot

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This volume collects most of the writings published by the accomplished Cherokee leader Elias Boudinot (1804?-1839). Founding editor of the Cherokee Phoenix, Boudinot is the most ambiguous and puzzling figure in Cherokee history. Although he first struggled against the removal of his people from their native Southeast, Boudinot later reversed his position and signed the Tr ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by University of Georgia Press
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Danielle Apple
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Most who knew Boudinot described him as a sensitive (in a good way) and caring man. Many later described him as a traitor to his nation. After reading this collection of writings, along with Perdu’s notes, I see that he had simply lost touch, if he even had it, with the average citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

He was born as “Buck” Watie in Oothcaloga (present-day Calhoun) Georgia. Those first years went by very different from his father’s growing up years. The Watie family departed from matriline
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Hard to get through due to the archaic style of writing, but that's everything from that era. Since history is typically written by the winners it was worth having this voice in the Cherokee history. ...more
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