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Chief John Ross
John Ross was the principle chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866 and led the anti-removal faction during the Trail of Tears era.    
Samuel Austin Worchester
Samuel Worcester was the 7th generation of pastors in his family, dating back to when his family lived in England.       
Joseph Vann
Joseph Vann, known as "Rich Joe", was a wealthy Cherokee whose large plantation at Springplace, Georgia was worked by hundreds of African slaves. 
Near the town of Tanasee, and not far from the almost mythical town of Chote lies Taskigi(Tuskeegee), home of Sequoyah.   More
Elias Boudinot
Although he lived less than 40 years, few people had a more profound effect on the Cherokee Nation than Elias Boudinot.    More
Major Ridge
Major Ridge led his people on the path of acculturation, only to betray them in the end by signing the Treaty of New Echota, which led to the Trail of Tears.   More
Stand Watie
Born at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia (near present day Rome, Georgia) on December 12, 1806, Stand Watie's Cherokee name was De-ga-ta-ga, or "he stands."    
Saladin Ridge Watie
Saladin Ridge Watie, son of Stand Watie, enlisted in the Confederate service at fifteen and rose to the rank of captain in his father's Confederate Indian brigade.   
Nancy Ward
Nanye'hi saw her husband die in a battle with Creek Indians. She took up her husband's bow and arrow and led her Cherokee tribe to victory.  
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