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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday September 10, 1828
Volume 1 No. 28
Page 2 Col. 2a

Western Carolinian a paper published in North Carolina talks as follows:-

 "Our readers doubtless recollect the failure of the recent attempt by the commissioners, (Gens. Davidson and Gray, of this state, and General Cocke of Tennessee) to enter into negotiations with the Cherokee Indians; and that their indisposition to sell was ascribed to the influence which white men exercise in this Nation.  Subsequent events have demonstrated that the affairs of the Cherokee Nation are wholly managed by the whites and half breeds."

 What are the subsequent events that has brought about this wonderful discovery?  Why, reader, simply because 36 to 56 of our candidates for the General Council happened to have English names.  This, with the wise editor of the Carolinian, is a complete demonstration that "the affairs of the Cherokee Nation are wholly managed by the whites and half breeds."  Amongst the 56 were some half breeds, but not a single white man.