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Stanhope was born in Calhoun, Georgia back in 1806 to Uwaite and Susanna. His father was a full-blooded Cherokee and his mother was the daughter of a white father and Cherokee mother.  He combined both names into a name which I’m sure you recognize but not now.

He learned to read and write English at a local Moravian mission school.  he helped write articles for the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper it was the first one that published articles both in Cherokee and English.  He was among the treaty party leaders who signed the 1835 Treaty of New Echota.   They emigrated to Oklahoma in 1835, those who remained in Georgia were forcibly removed in 1838 and travelled “The Trail of Tears”. 

Fearful of the Federal troops making Oklahoma a state he fought in the Civil War.  If you haven’t figured it out by now the name he took was a combination of his father’s name and mother’s maiden name, he is better known as Stand Watie.  He is the only leader of the Cherokee Nation who rose to the rank of brigadier general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.  He also was the final Confederate General in the field to cease hostilities at war’s end.  He died in 1871 and is buried in Delaware County, Oklahoma. 

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Once again without a clue. Nothing new with these daily postings. Enjoy your day!

Dec 16, 2016 04:58 AM #1
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I know this one. When I was in elementary school our 6th grade teacher read us a chapter a day of a novel named, Rifles for Wate. I need to check to see if it is still in print since that was a long time ago.

Dec 16, 2016 05:12 AM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Another history fact that I did not know anything about! Thanks for our lesson for the day!

Dec 16, 2016 05:12 AM #3
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another person that I have never heard of until now, but I am thankful that you have shared information about him with us, sounds like an amazing man!

Dec 16, 2016 05:38 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I have read about him in the past but you have nuged the brain again.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 16, 2016 06:16 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I never heard of him or clearly the story, but it is a really good one. TY

Dec 16, 2016 06:21 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I had never heard of him, but interesting history, thank you.

Dec 16, 2016 06:57 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had not heard him, and it is nice that Joe Pryor who is in Oklahoma knew this.  Bravo to Joe!

Dec 16, 2016 10:42 AM #8
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray, I really liked your history story today. I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wi.  and your post reminded me of some of my life. My great-great grandmother was Iroquois.

Also, I loved the history of Green Bay; for one, we were surrounded by history - so-called numerous Indian  Reservations.... the Oneida, the Keshena, the Potawatomi, Menominee, Chippewa, Iroquois, etc.....the various Indian Tribes and Nations... 


Dec 16, 2016 11:55 AM #9
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James

Some interesting history and thanks for the read ...

Dec 19, 2016 08:14 PM #10
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I have to ask James were you a historian in a former life or past profession? 

Dec 19, 2017 06:12 PM #11
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