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Slavery -- Indian Territory

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
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

Annie Heloise Abel Manuscripts, approximately 1910

 Collection
Identifier: 1500-001-40
Scope and Contents Manuscript of The Slaveholding Indians, which includes The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist; The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War; and The American Indian Under Reconstruction. Includes preliminary pages, footnotes, bibliography, maps, and printer's proofs of photographic illustrations.
Dates: approximately 1910

Bill of Sale , 1853-06-25

 Item — Box 2: [A000020957230], Folder: 3
Identifier: 1975.006.1.Choctaw.035
Scope and Contents Bill of sale between the heirs of George Nelson and Forbis LeFlore of a 4-year-old slave boy named John.
Dates: 1853-06-25

Cherokee Papers, 1804-1871

 Collection
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

John Drew Collection, 1812-1916

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1954-58
Scope and Contents Much of the collection consists of business papers of all sorts, many reflecting the various aspects of traffic in slaves, and has some giving information as to the cost of living over a long period of time. They also reflect the financial difficulties of cotton raisers and cattlemen. There are legal documents of all sorts, family letters, social invitations, and tribal matters ranging from trivial claims of individuals to matters pertaining to the tribe as a whole versus the U. S....
Dates: 1812 - 1916