Elias Cornelius Boudinot: A Life on the Cherokee Border - American Indian Lives (Paperback)
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Elias Cornelius Boudinot: A Life on the Cherokee Border - American Indian Lives (Paperback)

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Elias Cornelius Boudinot provides the first full account of a man who was intimately and prominently involved in the life of the Cherokee Nation in the second half of the nineteenth century and was highly influential in the opening of the former Indian Territory to white settlement and the eventual formation of the state of Oklahoma. Involved in nearly every aspect of social, economic, and political life in Indian Territory, he was ostracized by many Cherokees, some of whom also threatened his life.

Born into the influential Ridge-Boudinot-Watie family, Boudinot was raised in the East after the assassination of his father, who helped found the first newspaper published by an Indian nation. He returned to the Cherokee Nation, affiliating with his uncle Stand Watie and serving in the Confederate Army and as a representative of the Cherokees in the Confederate Congress. He was involved with treaty negotiations after the war, helped open the railroads into the Indian Territory, and founded the city of Vinita in Oklahoma. He also became a political figure in Washington, DC, a newspaper editor and publisher, and a prominent orator.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803220744
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Parins's clear and comprehensive biography should be read by anyone interested in Indian policy, Cherokee history, or the history of the American West."-Andrew Denson, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society -- Andrew Denson * Register of the Kentucky Historical Society *
"Parins provides the facts in a straightforward manner and lets readers draw their own conclusions as to Boudinot's place in history. . . . Elias Cornelius Boudinot is a figure who will remain controversial. He was both respected and hated in his attempt to push the Cherokee into the white world. Parins's biographical work helps us understand Boudinot's drive to be a success for himself and for his people."-Daryl Morrison, Kansas History -- Daryl Morrison * Kansas History *
"Parins gives a full account of a man who was closely involved in the life of the western Cherokees in the last half of the 19th century."-Choice * Choice *
"James Parins' revealing, expertly-researched, and brilliantly-written work on Elias Cornelius Boudinot should be acknowledged as a major contribution to the craft of biography as well as the fields of Cherokee studies and U.S. history."-Alice Taylor-Colbert, Arkansas Historical Quarterly
* Arkansas Historical Quarterly *
"Although [Boudinot] built his enterprises on Cherokee lands, he was more comfortable and better accepted among non-Indians in Fort Smith, Arkansas, or Washington, D.C. Parins presents this Cornelius Boudinot with humor and understanding, providing a fresh look at a complex man."-Mary Jane Warde, Western Historical Quarterly
-- Mary Jane Warde * Western Historical Quarterly *

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