to the title on March 10, 1877) published the Choctaw department until late 1878.
In December of that year, McPherson complained that the people had not
supported the paper. That is not surprising in light of the often unpopular and
outspoken position he had taken on numerous Choctaw national issues. He
apparently advertised the paper for sale, and the last issue at McAlester appeared
on January 11, 1879.
5 It was moved to Blanco, Texas, where it began publication
by McPherson and Watson in February or March. How long it continued is
Washington Telegraph, March 30, 1864; Ben J. McPherson, Interview, September
20, 1937, Indian-Pioneer History, Archives Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, 71: 219-222.
Elias Cornelius Boudinot was born in New Echota, Georgia, in 1835, the son of
Elias and Harriet (Gold) Boudinot. When his father was assassinated in 1839 for having
signed the removal treaty, his stepmother, Delight (Sargeant) Boudinot, took him, and
his brothers to New England, where he was educated. He then went to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He edited the Little Rock
True Democrat* and the Fayetteville Arkansian.* He was secretary of the Arkansas
secession convention and during the Civil War served in the regiment of Cherokee
volunteers under the command of his uncle Stand Watie. In 1863 he was chosen as the Cherokee delegate to the Confederate Congress. Boudinot lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas,
where he died on September 27, 1890.
H. F. O'Beirne and
E. S. O'Beirne, The Indian
Territory ( St. Louis: C. B. Woodward Company, 1892), 115-116.
Born in Jefferson County, Georgia, Murrow was ordained while studying at Mercer
College. He went west as a missionary appointed by the Rehoboth Baptist Association
of Georgia. Except for a short time during the Civil War, he resided in the Indian Territory
and, later, Oklahoma until his death on September 8, 1929. Murrow edited The Indian
Missionary* and The Indian Orphan,* the latter of which he published in behalf of the
orphans home he established for Indian orphans in 1903. W. H. Underwood, "Rev. Dr.
Joseph Samuel Murrow," Chronicles of Oklahoma, 7 ( December, 1929), 487-488; Alice Hurley Mackey
, "Father Murrow: Civil War Period," Chronicles of Oklahoma, 12
( March, 1934), 55-65; Frank A. Balyeat, "Joseph Samuel Murrow, Apostle to the Indians," Chronicles of Oklahoma, 35 (Autumn, 1957), 297-313.
Hailey later moved to Savanna, Choctaw Nation, and ran a store. He was involved
in mining, banking, and telephone systems enterprises for many years. He died at McAlester, Oklahoma, on October 14, 1919. Robert L. Williams, "Dr. Daniel Morris Hailey, 1841-
1919," Chronicles of Oklahoma, 18 ( September, 1940), 215-218; Mrs. Arthur Walcott,
Interview, May 21, 1937, Indian-Pioneer History, Archives Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, 68: 431-440.
Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Oklahoma Imprints, 1835-1907 ( Norman: University of
Oklahoma Press, 1936), 164.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924.
Contributors: Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. - Author, James W. Parins - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1984.
Page number: 352.
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