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Valuations under the Treaty of 1828

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3391

This compact disc houses 180 dpi .jpg scans of a property valuation book containing detailed records of Cherokee land and property holdings in various Tennessee and Georgia counties in 1833 and 1834. Each entry begins with the name of the property holder and then enumerates the values of such permanent assets as land, structures (including barns, cabins, and outbuildings), and fruit trees. Dollar values are provided for each item and then totaled into a single sum.

Dates

  • 1833-1834

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This compact disc houses 180 dpi .jpg scans of a property valuation book containing detailed records of Cherokee land and property holdings in various Tennessee and Georgia counties in 1833 and 1834. Each entry begins with the name of the property holder and then enumerates the values of such permanent assets as land, structures (including barns, cabins, and outbuildings), and fruit trees. Dollar values are provided for each item and then totaled into a single sum.

Biographical/Historical Note

This valuation was one of many completed as part of a program to provide peaceful means for white settlers to purchase property from the Cherokee inhabitants of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. These purchases were occasioned in part by the Treaty of 1828, which laid out a long-term plan for the nonviolent relocation of the Eastern Cherokee from their homelands in the Southeast to areas west of the Mississippi River. President Andrew Jackson, however, favored forcible removal and an influx of white settlers in Georgia prompted the involuntary relocation of the native peoples in the late 1830s.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Gail and Marty King donated this DVD to Special Collections in 2009.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original valuation book may be found in Box 1, Folder 239 of MS.2033: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984 (bulk 1801-1820, 1923-1977).

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480