Elias C. Boudinot, Stand Watie's nephew, is shown in Reiff's Mtd Company, Arkansas State Troops.
"Rieff’s company served as an independent cavalry troop, reporting directly to Brigadier-General Ben McCulloch. Only in service for a month and half, the company operated as scouts and as the general’s escort. All the Arkansas State Troops were discharged in August and September, 1861, in order to form new companies for Confederate service. Rieff’s mounted company was discharged near Springfield, Missouri, August 13, 1861, three days after the battle of Wilson’s Creek."
Watie's brother, Elias Boudinot "Senior" (formerly "Buck Watie") was assassinated by Eastern Cherokee (those who came west on the Trail of Tears) in 1839 for his involvement in the removal treaty (Treaty of New Echota 1835). Elias C. (Junior) was temporarily major in Watie's regiment and then Cherokee representative to the Confederate Congress. He was a signer of the Treaty of 1866 which reestablished relations with the US Govt.