Description

Black and white sketch of Elias C. Boudinot, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The noblest Cherokee of them all

Elias C. Boudinot was born 1835 near Rome, Georgia.. He was the son of Kill-Kee-Nah of royal Cherokee lineage who was assassinated in 1839 in the Cherokee feud near the Arkansas - Oklahoma line.. Young Boudinot was sent to Vermont to school... He chose civil engineering as a profession and worked in Ohio..

Elias C. Boudinot

Studied law with the Hon. A.M. Wilson at Fayetteville.. Admitted to the bar 1856... Became editor of the Fayetteville Arkansian and later of the Little Rock True Democrat.. In 1861 he was secreatry of the secession convention..

Boudinot was elected major of a Cherokee regiment in the Confederate service and fought at Oak Hill and Elkhorn.. Elected to Confederate congress 1863.. Represented Cherokees before U.S. congress and was a gneral favorite in Washington... Practiced law until death at Ft. Smith on Sept. 27, 1890.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 06

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Elias C. Boudinot, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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