William Penn Adair was a Cherokee leader and Confederate colonel. Adair served the Cherokee Nation in many capacities. He was a senator, a justice of the Cherokee Supreme Court, delegate to Washington, DC, and assistant principal chief. He was a vocal advocate for the rights of the Texas Cherokees.
"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again." -Quote from William Penn on a 1960s bookplate.
Pennsylvania was originally given by King Charles II in 1682 to William Penn, the Quaker dissenter who was son of the famous Admiral Sir William Penn. William Penn considered Pennsylvania a “Holy Experiment” where Christians of different denominations would live together.This was unique in the world.William Penn insisted on purchasing land from the Indians at a fair price and treating them with respect.