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Cherokee Indians -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

History of the Cherokee Indians Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0086
Abstract

This collection consists of a manuscript for a book entitled History of the Cherokee Indians, written in 1935 by Penelope Johnson Allen. It documents the history of the Cherokee Indians in the Southeastern United States and their dealings with white settlers from the 1770s until their removal to Indian Territory in the late 1830s.

Dates: 1935

James Crokatt Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1035
Abstract

A letter from James Crokatt to a "Mr. Smyth." 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 ensuing campaign.

Dates: 1761 May 6

Penelope Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2033
Abstract

This collection consists of documents collected by Penelope Johnson Allen concerning the Cherokee Nation in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia during the 1800s. Included are materials related to the Cherokee Agency, as well as Allen's notes and research material from the 1930s-1970s.

Dates: 1801-1984 (bulk 1801-1820, 1923-1977)

Penelope Johnson Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3060
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of historian and genealogist Penelope Johnson Allen, from the 1770s to the 1980s, primarily the twentieth century. The collection includes personal papers, research material, genealogical research material, publications, and more.

Dates: 1777-1983 (bulk 1860-1983)

Sampson Williams Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1957
Abstract

In this letter to Colonel David Henley (then serving in Knoxville as the War Department's agent in charge of Indian Affairs), Sampson Williams reports a number of robberies that he believes were committed by Cherokee Indians.

Dates: 1798 December

Sampson Williams Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1959
Abstract

In this letter to Andrew Jackson (then serving as a Senator from Tennessee), Sampson Williams asks his friend to use his influence to prevent Congress from converting Fort Blount into an unarmed trading post.

Dates: circa 1795

Valuations under the Treaty of 1828

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3391
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.

Dates: 1833-1834

William G. Williams Report on Cherokee Territory

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0410
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of a photocopied 35-page report describing a topographical survey of present-day Polk, Monroe, and McMinn counties in Tennessee. It is written in narrative style and includes observations and a sketched map of the area. Also included are three photocopied letters, one to John James Albert from William George Williams, one to Colonel William C. Lindsay (incomplete), and one to an unnamed commander from General Zachary Taylor to tell him of Captain...
Dates: 1838 February 8-1846 September 25

William Holland Thomas and James Robert Thomas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2072
Abstract

The William Holland Thomas and James Robert Thomas collection consists of five boxes of materials broken down into two series. The collection spans the years 1812-1939. The first series contains William Holland Thomas's personal Bibles, correspondence, and business papers. The second series contains his son James Robert Thomas's personal items, business materials, legal documents, correspondence, maps, newspaper articles, and supplemental materials.

Dates: 1812-1939, 1968

William Webber and John Capidy Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2044
Abstract

This collection consists of two letters dated December 5 and 17, 1805, addressed to the Governor of the Louisiana Territory, James Wilkinson, from William Webber and John Capidy in regards to Cherokee land claims near the White River.

Dates: 1805