Stand Watie

“Stand Watie, or Oowatie, was born in northwestern Georgia in 1806. He was a son of aristocratic Cherokee land owners, and a brother to Elias Boudinot, born Buck Watie. Stand Watie was an educated man and played a major part in the power struggles that arose with the relocation of the Cherokee to Oklahoma. He is however best known as a Confederate General who played a major part in the Civil War, and also, as the last Confederate officer to surrender, on June 25th, 1865.”