Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Albert Pike (1809-1891)

Albert Pike was an attorney, confederate officer, writer and Freemason. he was admitted to Harvard, but declined when he was made aware of the cost. Once on an excursion from Missouri to New Mexico, his horse broke and ran and Pike walked 500 miles, the rest of the way to Taos. Later, at the onset of the Civil War, as a 300 pound Arkansas planter who knew several Indian languages, he negotiated the Conferate-Cherokee alliance. In 1905 he was the post judicial officer of the Arkansas Klu Klux Klan. In 1959 he got an honorary MA from Harvard for his poetry (post humous). Interesting fellow. Complete September 2012. sold.

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