Title

E.C. Boudinot letter, 1858

Creator

Date Original

1858

Description

This letter was written by E.C. Boudinot about land that was owned by Judge Davis on March 6, 1858.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elias Cornelius Boudinot (1835-1890) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, activist, and lobbyist for Cherokee rights. He started the Arkansan newspaper in 1859 with James Pettigrew. Later, he joined the staff of the True Democrat as their editor. In 1861, he served as the secretary of the Secession Convention. During the Civil War, he worked with his uncle, Stand Watie, to enlist Cherokee soldiers in the Confederate Army. After the war, Boudinot negotiated treaties on behalf of the southern Cherokee. He became a Cherokee delegate to Washington, District of Columbia. He was influential in the Boomer Movement in the Indian Territory that brought in white settlers. He was married to Clara Minear for five years before his death, but had no children.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.002.008a

Resource Type

Text

Collection

E.C. Boudinot letter, SMC.002.008a

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

E.C. Boudinot letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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