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Content Description Minutes of a meeting of the " Council of the Chiefs of the whole Cherokee Nation" begun on May 20th, 1795, at Estanaula, in which the establishment of a trading post on the Tennessee River to serve the Cherokees, Chikasaws, Choctaws and Creeks was discussed, among other issues.In attendance were John McKee, agent to the Cherokees; Creeks including Attusamalan, Chinnippoe, and John O'Kelly; Cherokees including The Little Turkey, The Badger, John Watts, The Bloody Fellow, and others;...
Scope and Contents This is the original manuscript of the Cherokee Treaty of 1804 which was concluded in the National Council of the Cherokees assembled at Eustinalee on the 9th day of April, 1804, with Return J. Meigs, Agent to the Cherokees, acting under instructions from the Executive of the United States. This treaty provided for a road across the Cumberland Mountains from Kentucky through Tennessee to Tellico. The witnesses were William Tharp, William Lovely, and Charles Hicks, the interpreter....