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Ned Christie
Birth: Dec. 14, 1852
Tahlequah
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1892
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA

Native American Folk Figure. He was a blacksmith, gunsmith, and in 1885, was elected a representative of National Council from the Going Snake District of Cherokee Nation. Two years later, he became embroiled in what would become the fight of his life. It began on May 4, 1887 with the murder of Deputy Daniel Maples in the Cherokee Nation. His companion John Parris, was arrested for the murder, but Parris told the authorities that Ned had fired the gun that killed the Deputy. He was now a wanted man, with a reward for his capture, dead or alive, for a crime he swore he did not commit. For the next five years he was searched out as a Cherokee rouge, killer outlaw. Scores of posse-men were unable to apprehend him although he never left his home. He continued to stand up for the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation and vowed to never speak English again. In November 1892, a posse attempted to bring in a canon to blow him out of his house. Being unsuccessful as the home was high above a creek, the deputies resorted to dynamiting the house. The dynamite prompted him to run from the house in front of the officers, only to be shot to death. In the early 1900's, a witness came forward and Ned Christie was cleared of any alleged involvement in the shooting. Even though Cherokee People regard him as a martyr and patriot, history continues to refer him as a notorious criminal, gang leader and murderer. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Watt Christie (1817 - 1902)
  Lydia Throwkiller Christie (1830 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Peggy Tucker Christie (____ - 1881)*
 
 Children:
  James "Jim" Christie (1876 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Christie Latta (____ - 1942)*
  William Christie (1848 - 1923)**
  Rachel Christie Tolen (1850 - 1935)*
  Ned Christie (1852 - 1892)
  Mary Christie Manus (1857 - 1944)*
  Jack (Jackson) John Christie (1860 - 1935)*
  Darkey Christie McLemore (1862 - 1896)*
  Goback Christie (1864 - 1950)*
  Ball Christie (1871 - 1895)**
  Jennie Christie Wolfe (1872 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Watt-Christie Cemetery
Wauhillau
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7763264
Ned Christie
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Ned Christie
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Ned Christie
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It is Cherokee legend that when a warrior falls an eagle feather falls to earth. May Peace have been your companion on your journey NaDe WaDe.
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