Elias Boudinot (1803 - 1839)
Elias Boudinot was a leading Cherokee of the 1820s and 30s. He served as the first editor of the Cherokee Phoenix and also translated many book, religious tracts, hymns, and pamphlets into the Cherokee language. Boudinot became a leading member of the treaty party who supported removal to the west. He was killed in 1839 by Cherokees who opposed the Treaty of New Echota.
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