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Elias Cornelius Boudinot
Birth: Aug. 1, 1835
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1890
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

Confederate Congressman. A member of the Cherokee Nation he moved, with his family from Georgia to present day Oklahoma, just before the “Trail of Tears”. After the assassination of his father, Elias Boudinot, he went to New England, before moving to Arkansas where he became editor of two newspapers. At the start of the Civil War he joined Stand Watie’s Confederate Indian Brigade where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1862 he left the brigade to become the tribal representative in the Confederate Congress. He served in that position until 1865. After the war he returned to Arkansas where he practiced law. He also worked as a clerk in the US Congress, lobbying for the railroad to come into Cherokee Nation territory. In 1870 he drove the first spike when the railroad entered Indian Territory. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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  Clara Corinth Minear Boudinot (1859 - 1911)
 
Burial:
Oak Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 06, 2004
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