John Rollin Ridge

John Rollin Ridge

New Echota State Park, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
Death 5 Oct 1867 (aged 40)
Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Burial Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Plot Old Section, Block VII, #46
Memorial ID 9426217 · View Source
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Author, Journalist. A Cherokee also known as "Cheesquatalawny" and "Yellow Bird", he was considered to be the first Native American novelist. He spent the last seventeen years of his life working as a newspaper editor and writer of the "Sacramento Bee" and "San Francisco Herald". His significant writings include: "Poems" published in 1868, and "The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit" written in 1854. He was appointed to the Southern Cherokee delegation to Washington, DC in 1866, which was sent to negotiate a new treaty with the United States at the end of the Civil War.

Bio by: Alice P.

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