Elias Boudinot

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Location of Marker: In Worcester Cemetery, Park Hill, Cherokee County

Elias Boudinot was born in 1802 in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia and was the brother of Stand Watie. A member of the prominent Ridge-Watie-Boudinot Cherokee family, he played an active role in the signing of the Treaty of New Echota which called for the removal of the Cherokees to a new home in the west. For his participation in the removal of the Indians, Boudinot was tried by a secret meeting and condemned to death. He was killed on June 22, 1839, at Park Hill Mission in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

The above information is from the book, Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright, courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society.

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