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Scope and Contents Consists of 53 autograph and typescript letters and a variety of autograph and printed documents generated and/or received by the heirs of Albert Pike (Yvon and Lilian Pike) in their effort to receive monetary compensation for services rendered by Albert Pike in his capacity as legal counsel for the Choctaw Nation. Correspondents include Green McCurtain (Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation), James K. Jones (U. S. Senator of Arkansas), Archibald S. McKennon (U. S. Department of the Interior,...
Dates: 1872 - 1901
Scope and Contents Albert Pike (1809-1891) was an attorney for the Choctaw Nation when the Choctaws were attempting to secure from the U. S. Government the "Net Proceeds" of the sale of their lands in the East. According to a treaty with the Confederate States and the Pen-e-tegh-ca Band of the Comanche’s, a document called "Letters of Safeguard" was provided for To-sa-we, second Chief of this band of Indians. It is a manuscript document dated August 15, 1861, and signed by Albert Pike. Also included is Pike's...
Dates: 1861 - 1863
Scope and Contents This eighty-seven page document is a Treaty of Friendship and Allegiance made at North Fork Village on the North Fork of the Canadian River between the Confederate States of America and the Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Creeks. This treaty is "An Act for the protection of certain Indian Tribes." It is signed by Albert Pike, Commissioner "with plenary powers" of the Confederate States, and by the commissioners of the three Indian Nations, July 12, 1861.
- Names: Pike, Albert, 1809-1891 X
- Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. 2
- The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives 1
- Choctaw Indians. 2
- Arkansas -- History. 1
- Chickasaw Indians -- History 1
- Chickasaw Indians -- Treaties. 1
- Choctaw Indians -- History 1