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    Confederate General Stand Watie Autograph Letter Signed, 7 pages, 8" x 12.25", Canadian District, Cherokee Nation, January 13, 1869 to Elias C. Boudinot. This perceptive letter reads in very small part: "...The importance of the relationship between the Government and the tribes cannot be magnified. They stand in the way of the people of the states, just as the race has always stood...It must have been plain to all men of observation, that the policy of removing the tribes westward must have become inoperative, from the simple fact that there would be in time no lands reclaimed by the Government to which they could be removed. It has at last come to this. We are now looking at the last act of a long drama...". Moderate stains with a few small splits. Overall very good condition. Writing to his nephew, a former Confederate colonel, Watie launches into a perceptive analysis of current Indian affairs. Stand Watie was the only Native American general on either side of the Civil War. He also had the distinction of being the last Confederate general to surrender, not laying down his arms until June, 1865. His signatures, not to mention his correspondence are very, very rare.

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