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A muster roll of Cherokee Indians who emigrated to the west of the Mississippi in the years 1831-1834

Identifier: E99.C5-M87 1834
Scope and Contents A small group of photostatic copies of muster rolls pertaining to the removal of the Cherokee Indians in the 1830s. Included are: A muster roll of Cherokee Indians who emigrated to the west in the years 1832 & 3 all of which received the commutation allowance by the govt. ; A muster roll of Cherokee Indians who emigrated to the west of the Mississippi in the years 1831 & 2 -- those who did not receive the commutation allowance by the government set out on the 14th April 1832 under the...
Dates: 1831 - 1834

Alexander Longe Manuscript, approximately 1698

Identifier: MC-1954-131
Scope and Contents Entitled "The Nation of Indians called Charrikees," and written about 1698, this bound manuscript of forty-four pages is enclosed in a portfolio covered with buckram. Written by a man who was apparently an official at Williamsburg in Virginia, this document is interesting as well as informative because of its descriptions of Indian life before 1700.
Dates: approximately 1698

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

Barbara Clement and Leonard LaFerry collection of Richard Shanafelt - Rough Riders ephemera

Identifier: 2014-041
Scope and Contents Photograph of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, also know as Roosevelt's Rough Riders, taken in San Antonio, TX in 1905; a group photo of an unidentified group of adults and children, Perry, OK; color [laser or ink jet] print of a portrait of Dick Shanafelt, Troop D; three black/white snapshots of the exterior of the Murrell House in Tahlequah, OK; manuscript notebook labeled "Ingleside Club 1895-"; manuscript record book for the Joseph A. Wahl Auxillary of the United Spanish War Veterans; record...
Dates: 1895 - 1997

Cherokee Claims Documents, 1845-01 - 1845-04

Identifier: E99.C5-D63 1845
Scope and Contents Photostatic copies of documents pertaining to claims filed at Fort Gibson and Tahlequah offices of the Commissioner to the Cherokee (Indian Territory) regarding reservation, pre-emption, improvement, spoliation, and other such claims. Claims were filed between January and April 1845 when the commissioner was instructed to close the offices and return to Washington. The offices were established to examine claims of the Cherokee Nation against the United States under the treaty of 1835-6.
Dates: 1845-01 - 1845-04

Cherokee Copy Book, 1837-1888

Identifier: E99.C5 C67 1836
Content Description Bound handwritten copy book of letters to and from various members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina and officials in Washington, D.C. including such persons as Ulysses S. Grant, President; Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior; Edward P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Affairs; John Ross, Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokees; James Taylor, delegate; and many others. An attempt was made to trace all of the correspondents.Included are letters seeking...
Dates: 1837 - 1888

Cherokee Council Meeting Minutes, 1795

Identifier: 1000-189
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;...
Dates: 1795

Cherokee (Eastern Band) Papers, 1752-1907

Identifier: MC-1964-36
Scope and Contents The Eastern Band of Cherokees were those who, under the leadership of John Ross, did not subscribe to the treaty of New Echota (1835) and had to be removed by force to the Western lands.However, there had been emigration to the West as early as 1810 by groups who wished to leave Georgia and the term "Western Cherokees" was applied to this group as well as to later emigrants. The papers in the Gilcrease files labeled "Eastern Band" generally apply to any Cherokees who were living in...
Dates: 1752 - 1907

Cherokee Papers, 1804-1871

Identifier: 28
Scope and Contents These papers consist of a miscellaneous collection of material including some correspondence of Col. Return J. Meigs, Senator Harlan, President Grant, Col. Stand Watie; documents regarding sale of two slaves from the James Vann (1811) estate; names entitled to draw in land lottery of Gold Region in Georgia (1832); Old Settlers' Council Proceedings (1838-1865), and a list of 119 Old Settlers' names. There are Sequoyan documents and notes on his syllabary, a map of New Echota, and a Brainerd...
Dates: 1804 - 1871

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

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