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Ross, John, 1790-1866



Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Cherokee treaties manuscripts, 1863

Identifier: E99.C5-C543 1863
Content Description

Contemporary copy of "An Act Abrogating the Treaty with the Confederate States. 18 Febry 1863", revoking treaty of Oct. 7, 1861; signed by John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Also called Cowskin Prairie.

Contemporary copy of "An Act Emancipating Slavery in the Cherokee Nation. 20/21 Febry 1863"; signed by John Ross; "I certify that the accompanying act above is a true copy from the original law reported to the Honble W.P. Dole. Comm. of Indian Affairs."

Dates: 1863-02-18 - 1863-02-21

Confederate Cherokee Relations Papers, 1861-1864

Identifier: E99.C5-C667 1864
Content Description

Four documents relating to the relationship between the Confederacy and the Cherokee Nation. The oldest dated 9 February 1861, Richmond, predates the Secession of Virginia. These papers are not in any order, and may just be transcriptions and translations of other documents. Articles 54 and 55 concern amnesty for Cherokees who committed crimes against the Confederacy. Authorizes payment to North Carolina Cherokees.

Dates: 1861-02-09 - 1864-08-16

John Howard Payne Letters, 1832-1852

Identifier: MC-1954-169
Scope and Contents John Howard Payne visited the Cherokee country in the 1830's, and two of these letters are introductions to John Ross, the Cherokee Chief. There is an exchange of seven letters between them, mostly personal. Some letters and photostats concern the arrest of Ross and Payne.One letter from John Ridge offers his regrets that Payne cannot visit his house and mentions sending him various Cherokee papers. Payne was planning to write a history of the Cherokees and there is...
Dates: 1832 - 1852

John M. Oskison manuscript of Unconquerable:

Identifier: E99.C5-O85 1936 Ovrsz
Scope and Contents

Unconquerable: The story of John Ross, Chief of the Cherokees. Typed manuscript with handwritten corrections of John Oskison's unpublished biography of John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866. Together with the manuscript is a check for 25 dollars from J.B. Milam to John Oskison dated 1943, presumably in payment for the manuscript.

Dates: 1936

John Ross Collection, 1814-1897

Identifier: MS-1954-185
Scope and Contents Correspondence, proclamations as chief of the Cherokee Tribe, legal papers, records, accounts, list of names and rations allocated during Removal from Tennessee to Indian Territory, official and other papers of the Council (Cherokee), petitions and protests to Congress, and papers relating to the East and West Cherokee controversy and the Civil War.Includes the Muster Roll of Capt. John Benge's Detachment of Emigrating Cherokees. Another documents records the expenditures of one...
Dates: 1814 - 1897

John Ross Grave, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1975.006.3.Cherokee.035
Scope and Contents

Grave of John Ross, 1790-1866, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866, in the Ross Cemetery in Park Hill, Oklahoma. Stone obelisk.

Dates: Undated

Legacy Of A Family: John Ross' Letters, Undated

 Item — Box: 8, item: 20
Scope and Contents

Magnetic tape.

In cue: Flute music. "I was raised..." Out cue: "This is Fran Ringold for M. C. Flute.....

Dates: Undated

Nell Stapler Bradshaw archive, 1844-1992

Identifier: 2007-005
Scope and Contents

Material dealing with the life and family of Nell Stapler Bradshaw. This material has been brought together from a variety of acquisitions.

Dates: 1844 - 1992

Park Hill

Identifier: 2006.012.12
Scope and Contents From the File: An artificial collection that consists of materials pertaining to Oklahoma and Oklahomans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is not part of any other collection.The Oklahoma Collection subsumes the old Oklahoma Ephemera, Oklahoma Historical Photos and Docs and Oklahoma Maps collections. Ephemera was a remnant of the McFarlin Reference Department's vertical files, the larger portion having been sent to the Tulsa City-County Library, which was kept during the late 1940s...
Dates: 1864 - 1991

P.M. Butler to J. Ross, 1842-02-23

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: 1975.006.2.Cherokee.024
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter from Pierce Mason Butler to John Ross regarding an order to discontinue further instigation of Cherokee claims.

Dates: 1842-02-23