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Cherokee Indians -- Government relations.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Gunter Agreement with James W. McClung

Identifier: MS-1042
Abstract This contract, made between Edward Gunter (agent of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee nation) and James W. McClung, binds McClung to represent any Cherokee in any suit brought in several Alabama counties, the district court in Huntsville, or the Supreme Court of the United States. This agreement was made preparatory to the Cherokee testing the constitutionality of Alabama extending jurisdiction over Cherokee territory. McClung is to be paid $500 per annum for his services. An...
Dates: 1834 December 12

James Crokatt Letter

Identifier: MS-1035
Abstract A letter from James Crokatt to a "Mr. Smyth" dated May 6, 1761. Crockatt wrote this letter to someone he was representing in negotiations for a possible purchase from Mrs. Dick. Crokatt believed that she had trifled too long and expected more than the purchase was worth, so he advised his employer to withdraw the offer. He then mentioned that Colonel Grant was nearing Fort Prince George in the Cherokee nation and predicted that the entire conquest of North America will be completed this...
Dates: 1761 May 6

James Robertson Report and Letters

Identifier: MS-0367

This collection consists of two letters and a report that deal primarily with Native American relations near Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1784 April 16-1802 November 12

John Ross Letters

Identifier: MS-1006

This collection consists of a letter from John Ross to Edward Gunter and a warrant to pay Mr. Mawry from the school fund.

Dates: 1834 November 1, 1856 November 13

U.S. Congress Bill HR327

Identifier: MS-3592

This bill requests $5,000 to appoint a man to negotiate with the Cherokee Indians for land suitable to construct a canal between the Tennessee River and the Alabama and Mobile Rivers.

Dates: 1827 January 2

Valuations under the Treaty of 1828

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