Cherokee Cavaliers by Edward E. Dale and Gaston Litton. Foreword by James W. Parins.
The 200 letters in this volume chronicle more than forty years of history in the old Cherokee Nation - from removal through the Civil War to Reconstruction - as recorded in the correspondence of the Ridge-Watie-Boudinot families.
The minority leaders in the Nation, they were better known as the "Treaty Party." Here, arranged in sequence with annotation and chapter introductions by the authors, are the lives and thoughts of such proud cavaliers of Cherokee blood as John Rollin Ridge, who followed the Gold Rush to California; Stand Watie, Confederate general in the Civil War; and E.C. Boudinot, the Cherokee delegate to the Confederate Congress.