Ridge Party

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John Ross (Cherokee Chief) - Ross Versus The Ridge Party
... McLean's advice precipitated a split within the Cherokee leadership as John Ridge and Elias Boudinot began to doubt Ross' leadership ... In February 1833, Ridge wrote Ross advocating that the delegation dispatched to Washington that month should begin removal negotiations with Jackson ... Ridge and Ross did not have irreconcilable worldviews neither believed that the Cherokee could fend off Georgian usurpation of Cherokee land ...
Cherokee Removal - Treaty of New Echota
... Led by Major Ridge, his son John Ridge, and nephews Elias Boudinot and Stand Watie, they became known as the “Ridge Party”, or the “Treaty Party” ... The Ridge Party believed that it was in the best interest of the Cherokees to get favorable terms from the U.S ... John Ridge began unauthorized talks with the Jackson administration in the late 1820s ...

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