A highly gifted and talented Cherokee. This man is a brother of Bodinot, who was murdered some years since for his participation in negotiating with the United States, the New Echota treaty, (which has caused so much internal dissension among the Cherokees,) contrary to the laws of his country. Stan Watie was also one of the signers of that instrument, but has thus far escaped the horrible death that befel his brother. He is reputed to be one of the bravest men of his people. During the session of the International Council, at Tah-le-quah, in June, 1843, he sat for his portrait; he was surrounded by hundreds of his enemies at the time, but did not manifest the least symptoms of fear during his sojourn. A biography of this man's life would form a very interesting volume. [P. 12.]
Catalogue of Pictures, in Stanley and Dickerman's North American Indian Portrait Gallery; J.M. Stanley, Artist. Cincinnati: Printed at the "Daily Enquirer Office." 1846.