Elias Cornelius Boudinot was born in 1835 in Cherokee country in Georgia amid the political chaos that led to the humanitarian crisis of the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of tribes from the southeast to Indian Territory. His father was Elias Boudinot, a leader of a Cherokee faction, the Treaty Party, that acceded to removal, and who was assassinated for it later, along with his cousin, John Ridge, at Park Hill, near Tahlequah.https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/local/2023/09/03/oklahoma-history-elias-cornelius-boudinot-not-first-cherokee-conflict-gov-kevin-stitt/70588138007/
Elias Boudinot (/ ɪ ˈ l aɪ ə s b uː ˈ d ɪ n ɒ t / il-EYE-əs boo-DIN-ot; May 2, 1740 – October 24, 1821), a Founding Father of the United States, was a lawyer, statesman, and early abolitionist and women's rights advocate from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Elias Boudinot (Cherokee: ᎦᎴᎩᎾ ᎤᏩᏘ, romanized: Gallegina Uwati; 1802 – June 22, 1839), also known as Buck Watie) was a writer, newspaper editor, and leader of the Cherokee Nation. He was a member of a prominent family, and was born and grew up in Cherokee territory, now part of present-day Georgia.
Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and public official who was involved in the American Revolution. Boudinot became a lawyer and attorney-at-law in 1760. He was a leader in his profession, and, though he was a conservative Whig, he supported the American Revolution.
As an educator, an advocate of Cherokee acculturation, and editor of the Phoenix, Boudinot played a crucial role in Cherokee history during the decades preceding the Nation’s forced removal, often referred to as the Trail of Tears. Elias Boudinot. Image from Oklahoma Historical Society.
Boudinot was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, in New Echota, Cherokee Nation (present-day Calhoun, Georgia) in 1836, which ceded all Cherokee land east of the Mississippi River. In the years that followed, the United States Army enforced the Removal Act, forcing the Cherokee west into present-day Oklahoma.
Elias Cornelius Boudinot (August 1, 1835 – September 27, 1890) was an American politician, lawyer, newspaper editor, and co-founder of the Arkansan who served as the delegate to the Confederate States House of Representatives representing the Cherokee Nation.
The Ross faction declined, and the meeting ended. The next day, June 22, 1839, the Cherokee Nation was shocked by the killings of Major Ridge, John Ridge and Elias Boudinot. John was stabbed to death outside his home on Honey Creek, in what is now Delaware County.