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Bushyhead, Dennis Wolfe, 1826-1898



  • Existence: 1826-03-18 - 1898-02-04

Dennis Wolf Bushyhead was a leader in the Cherokee Nation after they had removed to Indian Territory. Born into the Wolf Clan, he was elected as Principal Chief, serving two terms, from 1879 to 1887.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Cherokee and US Indenture, 1883-06-14

 Item — oversize: Box 4
Identifier: 1975.006.6.Cherokee.009
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed draft of an indenture made between the Cherokee Nation (Dennis W. Bushyhead, Richard M. Wolfe, and Robert B. Ross) and the US in relation to Osage and Kansas Indian lands in Indian Territory to the left of the Arkansas River. Includes map of area.
Dates: 1883-06-14

Dennis Bushyhead Campaign Card, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: 1975.006.5.Cherokee.022
Scope and Contents Dennis Wolf Bushyhead, 1905-1966, campaign for Democrat for 1st COngressional District in Oklahoma business card.
Dates: Undated

D.W. Bushyhead and C.J. Harris to J.B. Mayes, 1889-02-24

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: 1975.006.2.Cherokee.029
Scope and Contents Typed transcription of a letter from D.W. Bushyhead and C.J. Harris (Cherokee Delegates) to J. B. Mayes (Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation) seeking advice in devising plans by which they can defeat the Oklahoma Bill for an U.S. Territorial government.
Dates: 1889-02-24

John W. Swain Papers, 1862-1911

Identifier: MC-1954-202
Scope and Contents This collection of papers contains a declaration of citizenship to John W. Swain in the Cherokee Nation (1822), a letter signed by D. W. Bushyhead, Principal Chief of the Cherokees, a letter to Rebecca Swain from Senator Robert Owen, letters regarding family matters, a divorce decree, bills of sale, etc.
Dates: 1869 - 1911

Notification of Election, 1881-11-21

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1975.006.1.Cherokee.002
Scope and Contents Official notification of Ephraim Martin Adair's election to the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation.
Dates: 1881-11-21

Thanktgvinh proclamation Executive department, Cherokee Nation, I.T. : to the Cherokee people, 1886-11-13

Identifier: E99.C5-C427 1886z
Content Description A proclamation from the principal chief of the Cherokees naming November 25, 1886 as 'a day of thanksgiving and general praise.'
Dates: 1886-11-13