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Albert Pike family papers, 1872-1901

Identifier: 2003-001
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

Albert Pike Papers, 1861-1863

Identifier: MC-1964-174
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

Biloxi Vocabulary, 1862

Identifier: MC-1964-19
Scope and Contents A ledger book containing an "Essay on the Language of the Indians of Lower Louisiana". Contained within the ledger is also a vocabulary of the Biloxi Language. Entirely handwritten and anonymous creator.
Dates: 1862

Choctaw Papers, 1846-1903

Identifier: MC-1964-43
Scope and Contents These are various papers regarding money due the Indians from sale of lands under the terms of the Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty. The "land warrants" are signed by the Indians with their marks.Some documents relating to George Durant as Commissioner of the Court of Claims and papers regarding this office, mostly in the 1870's, and an Act to improve the procedure of the Probate Court signed by Allen Wright are also included in the collection.There is one undated letter...
Dates: 1846 - 1903

Confederate Treaty, 1861

Identifier: 38
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.
Dates: 1861-07-12

Cyrus Byington Papers, 1819-1868

Identifier: MC-1954-28
Scope and Contents Over 300 letters, mostly concerned with Cyrus Byington's family matters, contain news of weather, missions, and missionaries. In addition to the originals, there are transcripts made by Grant Foreman. These documents include a manuscript draft of Byington's Choctaw grammar, an 1870 published edition of the grammar and an 1852 edition of the English and Choctaw Definer.There is a sixty-page transcript of an 1862-63 diary (original at Smithsonian), notes of Peter Hudson (Choctaw) on...
Dates: 1819 - 1868

Edmund J. Garner Papers, early 1900s.

Identifier: MC-1954-73
Scope and Contents These documents include manuscripts on the Wheelock Church; Alfred Wright, missionary to the Choctaws; the Folsom families; Allen Wright; Pushmataha; the Removal; and Choctaw legends and customs. Mr. Gardner's father traveled the Trail of Tears with the Rev. Alfred Wright.
Dates: Early 1900s,

Indians of North America historical manuscripts and documents, 1724-1981

Identifier: 1975-006
Scope and Contents This artificial collection was brought together initially as the the old American Indian Law and History Collection from miscellaneous acquisitions that had accrued over twenty years of collecting. Later the collection's scope was broadened somewhat and the title was changed. It is presently a collection of historical documents, correspondence, photographs and ephemera relating to the governments, citizenship, and lands primarily of those tribes located in Oklahoma Indian Territory. The...
Dates: 1724 - 1981

Natchez Treaty, 1792

Identifier: MC-1954-151
Scope and Contents Completely handwritten, this is a treaty, written in Spanish, between the Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Governor Lemos of "the Place and District of Natchez." It contains many signatures, the majority "by his mark."
Dates: 1792

Peter Pitchlynn Collection, 1797-1929

Identifier: MC-1948-175
Scope and Contents Lawyer and official Choctaw delegate in Washington. Personal and official correspondence and documents relating to Choctaw matters, to the Dancing Rabbit Treaty, Choctaw Academy, the position of the tribe in the Civil War, claims against the Federal Government for payment for lands of the tribe, removal of the tribe to Indian Territory, and family matters. Some of the letters are in Choctaw.
Dates: 1797 - 1929

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