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or ««•«*»• j Passing Away oT One of the Most Prominent; Cherokee*. To. i I In B bV ~ - " Li»r dculj 'of Hon. I). J occurred at bis boat jc : It- j iiU .f J ;i» L; .ast x riday, th~/ Ci>vrokee nation iO *t a gorjd citizen, a great an-d aL honest p-'.i.ti'-'im. > fc'-V:^^ !1 iO '/l 0 «a;. but it. 7V rlpr-rSS Ky A.:;. A.:;. LL >e oea rs o: it'a f Lrv health .1 Was C-'J iSVt, £ii itu wa= riSn<-fj to xi when Hashed Evi wa% a painful A t>fis* to his riuaaerou's friends and 1 Thev were iittie ' K;, e'-"'^'- appreciate their 'Jb3. Kitty At tiie liixie of iiis death Dennis i AiI Old Fly kee nation in Tennessee, March 1¥. ... TT , . Oli liev. Je'fce BUBhyhead. a xJaptiBt • ac'i'ia: ntaaces. laev were prepared UJ Lear such sad intelligence and it too a time to Wolfe Bu&hyhead was €3 years of age, | having been born in the old . Chero>n Chero>n i: He was the oldest . son of T. .ZDissioaary a^iorg tii'« Cnerokees. his aiother before her marriage being a Mifes K ;iza i Wilkinson, a 0-eorgian a^d a half-breed Cherokee. His ear:y education was received at the iLis -ion tchooiS of Teufjesfefee. In l -'-J.'j h* attended school at Valiey O't-rk. North Carolina. In l'-lj'- his fatner My And o. condacted a detachment of... ruatmo Cheroii'-es froaj i^at.on east of the Mississippi iia'do: - ' • - " ' ' Jcr-- oung iiusn - , :j*.-a'.i be.:-^* be.:-^* aisobg the Lurj^err. In J he attended beho*/! ut Park Hill, near i'i -.i in the following :it to college in New : his education was '••.•:::[.•.•:.<:• \ three "''ears, later. La i --4- .Mr IJiiV.'heai was elect' r d clerk of the C.vroiiee Seriate, and. in tvnen "the California gold • e.'• '''.'orie o'it, lit was aujong the Ui-.-v-uh-it tvi:o crossed the mountain- mountain- and plains to the Pacific slope. He iived in California nineteen tears. r.:uji'biiig to Fori Cibsoa in 1 '"JYi to settle'up the estate of a deceased oio'he: wao had been conducting a aien-ahti.e business here, j Alter returning to this nation he I concluded to remain here - and settled j in Fort Gibson. The old ''Bushyhead ''Bushyhead residence is still standing on 1 the east bank of Grand river, near the railroad bridge,' where Ft. \V. | r . Bushyhead lived until he was elected 1 of the treasurer of the Cherokee nation in 1^71, which position he held for < two terms. At the expiration of his second t«rrn as national treasurer Mr. Bushyhead was elected principal chief of the nation and in 1833 was reelected to the sam • high oflice. At the begining of Chief Bushy- 1 heads's administration the Cherokee i nation was in debt to the extent of nearly $200,000, which, by his i splendid executive ability and wise j financiering, he managed to pay off before his second term expired. Ex-Chief Bushyhead was twice married, his first wife being a Mrs. Ala Adair and a sister of John G. Schrimsher, by whom ho had four; children, Jesse C., Kate and Dennis : Bushyhead and Mrs. T. W. Triplet!, all of whom are yet living. After, the death of his first wife he was married to Mi^s Eloiae Butler, a niece of Senator M. C. Butler of South Carolina. Two children by his second wife survived him, a boy and a girl, Ex-Chief Bushyhead was prominent prominent in the politics of his nation from the time he returned from California. California. Since his term of oflice as chief executive expired he has several several times been sent to Washington as a delegate. He was chairman of the commission to treat last year with the Dawes commission, and was strongly in fa»or of treating. Negotiations Negotiations were defeated, however, on account of full-blood opposition. Mr. BuBhyhead's public life was characterized by progressive ideas and intelligent counsel. He was one of the most advanced Cherokees, who favored allotment of lands as the only safe guard against extinction of tribal government. His candid and outspoken opinions in late years lost him much political inlluence. I

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  1. The Fort Gibson Post,
  2. 10 Feb 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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