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alliance of the Cherokee Indians with the Confederate States. The following letter from John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee nation, is published in the Northern papers. This settles the question as to the alliance of that nation with the Confederates: Executive Department. Park Hill, C. N., July 8, 1862, To Col. Wm Weer, U. S. A., Commanding: Sir: Your communication of yesterday, dated from headquarters, Indian Expedition, camp on Wolfe Creek, under a flag of truce per Doc. Gilpatrick, has been duly received, and in reply, I have to state that a treaty of alliance, under the sanction and authority of the whole Cherokee people, was entered into on the 7th day of October, 1861, between the Confederate States and the Cherokee nation, and published before the world. And you cannot but be too well informed on the subject to make it necessary for me to recapitulate the reasons and circumstances under which it was done. Thus the destiny of the people became identifi