Dennis Wolf Bushyhead

Dennis Wolf Bushyhead (b. Unaduti)

(1826–98) Cherokee chief; born near Cleveland, Tenn. He headed the Cherokee National Commission in 1848, was elected tribal treasurer in 1871 and principal chief from 1879–1887. An advocate of accommodation, he defended the Dawes Act (1887), which called for the elimination of Indian tribal land holdings.
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