Degataga Oo-WateeStand Watie was only American Indian to attain rank of Brigadier General during Civil War and was last Confederate General to surrender. Born in Georgia, December 12, 1806. He spoke only the Cherokee language until he was twelve years of age. When the federal government began urging Cherokees to move from Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina to a home west of the Mississippi, Staned Watie was one of those who believed it best for Cherokees to make such a move. As signer of the treaty of New Echota in 1836 which provided for removal of Cherokees to the west, Stand Watie gained enmity of those opposed to such treaty provision. After removal to the west, Watie married Sarah C. Bell to whom three sons and two daughters were born. At outbreak of Civil War, Stand Watie espoused the southern cause and soon received commission as colonel in Confederate army. Among battles in which he participated were Wilson Creek, Bird Creek, Pea Ridge, Honey Springs and Cabin Creek. He attained the rank of Brigadier General on May 10, 1864.
|Placed By||Oklahoma Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 353521 N 4043492|
|Decimal Degrees||36.52560000, -94.63610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 31.536', W 94° 38.166'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 31' 32.16" N, 94° 38' 9.96" W|
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