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An act to define the status of freedmen and their descendants now resident in the Cherokee Nation and who were slaves in the country at the commencement of the rebellion, approximately 1881
Identifier: E99.C5-C42 1881z
Scope and Contents Handwritten document which seeks to establish that all freedmen who were resident in the Cherokee Nation at the commencement of the American Civil War and who were at that time slaves of any Cherokee or other citizen and were liberated by voluntary act or by law but who did not necessarily return to the Cherokee country within the time specified within the treaty of 1866, be granted the same rights and privileges as other adopted citizens of the Cherokee Nation. Although the document was...
Dates: approximately 1881
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 Typed manuscript with handwritten corrections of John Oskison's unpublished biography of John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866.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.