Stand Watie's Contribution To The Cherokee Nation

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Stand Watie was born at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia on December 12, 1806. Stand Watie 's name in the Cherokee Nation was De gata ga, which means "he stands." Watie was also known by other aliases, such as Isaac S. Watie. As a young boy he attended Moravian Mission School at Springplace Georgia, and moved on to serve as a clerk of the Cherokee Supreme Court and Speaker of the Cherokee National Council. The Ridge-Watie-boundinot faction of the Cherokee Nation, which Watie was a member of, supported removal to the Cherokee Nation, West. They signed the Treaty of New Echota in 1835, in defiance of Principal Chief John Ross and the majority of the Cherokees. Watie moved to the Cherokee Nation, West in 1837 and settled at

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