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Lipe, DeWitt Clinton, 1840-1916



  • Existence: 1840-02-17 - 1916-12-06


Dewitt Clinton Lipe held the following offices in the Cherokee Nation: 1855: Cherokee Senate; 1866: Commisioner on Citizenship; 1868-70: Dist. Clerk ILL Dist.; 1872-74: Dist. and Circuit Clerk Cooweescoowee Dist.; 1874-77: Clerk of all courts in Cooweescoowee Dist.; 1877-79: Cherokee Nation Treasurer; 1893: Appointed to go to Washington DC to sell Cherokee Strip Bonds; 1895-99: Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation for 4 Years; 1907-10: First County Clerk for Rogers Co. DeWitt owned a gen. merchandise store in Oowala and was postmaster of the town. He helped establish the first school at Oowala providing the building and purchasing a bell.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

DeWitt Clinton Lipe - Cherokee Strip papers, 1870-1913

Identifier: 1991-001
Scope and Contents The DeWitt Lipe - Cherokee Strip Papers consist of autographs, autograph transcriptions, and typescript letters and documents of DeWitt Lipe, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation. In general, the papers related to the Cherokee Nation's taxation and licensing requirements of Texas stockmen who grazed cattle on Indian lands west of the Arkansas River, known as the Cherokee Strip, on their way to the Kansas stockyards. Also included in the papers are various acts and resolutions relating to the...
Dates: 1870 - 1913

Vann family archive, 1875-1975

Identifier: 2006-011
Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence, ledgers, photographs, much dealing with Herman Johnson Vann, and his immediate family and business.

Dates: 1875 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1875 - 1900

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Cattle trade -- West (U.S.). 1
Cattle trails. 1
Cherokee Indians -- Government relations. 1
Cherokee Indians -- History. 1
Cherokee Indians -- Land tenure. 1