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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Elias Boudinot (Gallegina “Buck” Watie)

Elias Boudinot (Gallegina “Buck” Watie)

1804–1839

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(p.29) Elias Boudinot (Gallegina “Buck” Watie)
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0005

Born Gallegina “Buck” Watie to a prominent Cherokee family in 1804, Elias Boudinot was, like the Cherokee Nation itself, caught between the need to assimilate with encroaching colonists and the desire to maintain Cherokee sovereignty and identity. Educated through age seventeen in the Spring Place Moravian missionary school, Watie met a man named Elias Boudinot, president of the American Bible Society and former member of the Continental Congress, while en route to study at another mission school in Cornwall, Connecticut. Out of respect, Watie adopted Boudinot’s name. While in Connecticut, Watie, now Boudinot, married a white woman, Harriet Gold, despite strong opposition....

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