Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sentimental Sunday - New Echota Historic Site Part 4

Boudinot House Site


It was here that the ultimate betrayal of the Cherokee people occurred by members of their own tribe. No matter what anyone today thinks of the Treaty Party or the signers of the Treaty of Echota, we cannot overlook the fact these men were not authorized to act on behalf of the Cherokee people. It was against Cherokee law to sell Cherokee lands without the approval of the council. This crime was punishable under the Cherokee blood law and the leaders of the Treaty Party were executed under this Cherokee law a few years later, after the Cherokee people were forcibly removed from their homeland to Indian Territory.

copyright 2011, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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