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Cherokee Indians -- Tennessee -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Ada Larew Papers

Identifier: MS-0205

This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1912 April 2–1963 August 18, undated

Chief Nunna Hi-Diha Pathkiller Letter

Identifier: MS-3679

This appeal bond on behalf of Cherokee Chief Nunna Hi-Diha Pathkiller was signed by Return J Meigs III, Pathkiller’s acting attorney. The material included in the collection is an appeal bond to the Supreme Court at Knoxville. The case was a contest over the title to lands settled by the Blair Family in what is now Loudon, Tennessee. Ultimately, the courts sided with the Blair Family.

Dates: 1835

Colonel Return J. Meigs Biographical Sketches

Identifier: MS-0263

This collection consists of two papers written by William H. Thomas on Colonel Return Jonathon Meigs and the Eastern Cherokee Claims.

Dates: undated

Indian Factories Cash Book

Identifier: MS-3467

This book, titled Cash Book for Monies belonging to the Cherokee Indian Factories, contains a listing of debits and credits to Cherokee Indian factories in Tellico, Tennessee and Coleraine, Georgia from March 10, 1797 to April 26, 1798.

Dates: 1797 March 10-1798 April 26

John Williams Letter to Col. Gideon Morgan

Identifier: MS-1005

This collection features a letter from John Williams to Col. Gideon Morgan regarding relations between the Cherokee Indians and the U.S. government.

Dates: 1820 August 15

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

Identifier: MS-1549

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

Laura Thornburgh Collection

Identifier: MS-0195

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles, newsclippings, pamphlets, and books concerning author Laura Thornburgh and her book, The Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: 1921-1960, undated