Watie & Ridge

Stand Watie and his cousin, John Ridge, signed 1835 treaty for the Cherokee removal from Georgia to Ind. Ter., which caused a tribal feud. Ridge, young and talented, was assassinated, but Watie escaped their enemies. Later he was Southern Cherokee leader and only Indian commissioned Brig. Gen. in the Confederate States Army
historical marker 2 1/2 miles south of Honey Creek Bridge on Hwy 59, south of Grove, OK
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* Image from Google Street View