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Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project))

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Works: 1,626 works in 1,638 publications in 1 language and 1,681 library holdings
Genres: Treaties  Resolutions  Census 
Classifications: E99.C5, 973
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Most widely held works by Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project))
An address to the whites : delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, on the 26th of May, 1826 by Elias Boudinot ( )
1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document is a published copy of a speech delivered by Elias Boudinot, Cherokee missionary and future editor of the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper, in Philadelphia on May 26, 1826 and printed by William F. Geddes. Boudinot's speech was part of a fund-raising tour designed to procure money for the establishment of a printing press in the Cherokee Nation from which to publish a national newspaper. In this speech, Boudinot emphasizes the "progress" of the Cherokees by detailing their agricultural and domestic employments and the invention and adoption of the written Cherokee language devised by Sequoyah (also George Guest). Boudinot further highlights the influence Christian missionaries have had in the Cherokee Nation. He urges his audience to distinguish themselves philanthropically by supporting not only the publication of a national newspaper, but also the establishment of a seminary within the Cherokee Nation
Letter from John Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Indians : in answer to inquiries from a friend regarding the Cherokee affairs with the United States, followed by a copy of the protest of the Cherokee delegation, laid before the Senate and House of Representatives at the city of Washington, on the twenty-first day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-six by John Ross ( )
1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document begins with a letter from John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, dated July 2, 1836. Ross denounces the Treaty of New Echota (1835) that was signed by a delegation led by the Ridge Party. Referring to it as "the pretended Treaty", Ross explains that the agreement is not legitimate and claims that it is not supported by the majority of the nation. Ross sets forth reasons against the removal of the Cherokee people to lands west of the Mississippi River and defends himself against various accusations, especially those made by John F. Schermerhorn, a U.S. commissioner. Ross' letter is followed by a memorial of protest, dated June 21, 1836, submitted to the U.S. Congress by a Cherokee delegation led by Ross. The memorial outlines the history of agreements between the U.S. and Cherokees in objection to activities of Georgia against the Cherokee Nation and people. Significant evidence of oppression and mistreatment are offered as evidence of Georgia's overstepping its legitimate authority. The delegation also protests the Treaty of New Echota
Letter of the Secretary of the Interior to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, communicating amendments to the Cherokee treaty concluded July 9, 1868 by United States ( )
1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legal proceedings dated June 2, 1870 titled "Letter of the Secretary of the Interior to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, Communicating Amendments to the Cherokee treaty concluded July 9, 1868". Included are proposed amendments and responses to them from the Cherokee Delegation. The treaties of 1828 and 1835 are mentioned
[Extract from a] letter, 1831 June 23, Hightower Mission, [Cherokee Nation] to Mr. [Samuel] Worcester ( )
1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extract from a letter dated June 23, 1831 from Miss Fuller, a teacher at the Hightower Mission in the Cherokee Nation, to Samuel Worcester, a Christian missionary living in the Nation. Fuller describes how the Georgia guard led by Colonel Charles H. Nelson came to occupy the mission house and arrest John Thompson, another missionary, for the second time. The copy of a letter from Thompson to Nelson concerning the guards' occupancy of the mission house is included in Fuller's correspondence
Articles of a treaty between the United States of America and the Cherokee Indians ( )
1 edition published in 1804 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document is a copy of a treaty negotiated by Federal agents Daniel Smith and Return J. Meigs and a number of Cherokee leaders, including Pathkiller and James Vann, providing for the cession of land by the Cherokees in return for trade goods and an annuity payment from the U.S. government. The land to be ceded was known as Wafford's tract or settlement and the treaty was signed on October 24, 1804
Opinion on the right of the state of Georgia to extend her laws over the Cherokee Nation by William Wirt ( )
1 edition published in 1830 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Wirt, attorney for the Cherokee Nation and U.S. Attorney General (1817-1829), sets forth an argument for the right of the Cherokees to their lands east of the Mississippi River and against the extension of the laws of Georgia over the Cherokee territory. Wirt outlines the history of negotiations between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation to establish the fact that the Cherokee Nation is a sovereign state with its own laws and that it is not within the jurisdiction of the State of Georgia. Wirt goes on to say that Georgia's actions are unconstitutional and in violation of solemn treaties made by the United States
[Letter], 1858 Mar. 1, Washington City [to] Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior by William Holland Thomas ( )
2 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document is a copy of a letter dated March 1, 1858 from William H. Thomas to Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, regarding the Cherokees who remained in North Carolina during removal. Thomas refers several times to an act of 1855 which permitted the Eastern Cherokees to reside permanently in the state. Thomas also discusses annuity payments to the Eastern Cherokees and their legal status under treaties signed in 1817, 1819, 1835, and 1846. Thomas was the legal representative of the Eastern Cherokees of North Carolina
[Letter] 1795 Sept. 29, Chickasaw Nation by Piomingo ( )
1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document is a copy of a letter, dated September 29, 1795, by Chickasaw chief Piomingo (indicated in this letter as Opy Omingo and Opoia mingo) that was written to General James Robertson and sent to Colonel David Henley. Piomingo wrote this letter as a plea to the United States government for assistance. Hostility existed between the Chickasaws and the Creeks, and the letter described an attack by the Creek on the Chickasaw Nation. Although the Chickasaw were able to hold off and defeat the Creek, they endured considerable losses. Piomingo urged Robertson to think of Chickasaws as the brothers of Americans and that brothers should want to help each other in times of need. The Chickasaw chief asked for troops and provisions to be sent to his nation
[Letter], 1819 Sept. 3, Department of War to Rev[erend] Samuel Worcester, Sec[retar]y of the Amer[ican] Board of Commissioners for For[eig]n Missions by John C Calhoun ( )
1 edition published in 1819 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Copy of a letter wherein John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, writes to Reverend Samuel Worcester, Corresponding Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and missionary to the Cherokees, about an enclosed letter pertaining to the views of President Monroe, September 3, 1819. The enclosed letter appears in the Southeastern Native American Documents Database as ch042
[Letter] 1799 Jun. 24, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Cap[tain] Edm[un]d Butler by Tennessee ( )
1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a letter written by Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to introduce Reverend Lyman Potter to Captain EdmundButler. Sevier explains that Mr. Potter has business in the Cherokee Nation to discuss with Captain Butler
Letter, 1816 May 14, War Department to Rev[erend] C[yrus] Kingsbury by William Harris Crawford ( )
1 edition published in 1816 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Copy of a letter dated May 14, 1816 from Secretary of War William H. Crawford to American Board missionary Cyrus Kingsbury in response to Kingsbury's request for aid in establishing schools in the Cherokee Nation. Crawford reports that President Madison approves of the project, and he will give aid within the limits of the law. Crawford sets forth instructions for the application and receipt of supplies and equipment for the schools and informs Kingsbury that the president expects an annual report on their progress
[Proclamation] 1833 Jan. 14, Georgia to Charles C. Mills by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document, dated January 14, 1833, is a printed proclamation from Wilson Lumpkin, Governor of Georgia (1831-1835), to Charles C. Mills, Principal Keeper of the Penitentiary, and possibly intended for publication. Lumpkin directs the release of two missionaries, Samuel A. Worcester and Elizur Butler, who had been imprisoned for illegally dwelling in the Cherokee territory while refusing to take an oath of allegiance to Georgia. Lumpkin explains his reasons for remitting the sentences of the two men, including fervent appeals by citizens of the Union, but strenuously reasserts the "evil" of their deed. He further asserts that his decision was based on the missionaries' decision to leave their case to "the magnanimity of the state." Despite this characterization of events, the case had already been taken before the Supreme Court (Worcester v. Georgia) and decided in their favor in 1832
Letter, 1818 July 15, Department of War to Jer[emia]h Evarts [and] Rev. Elias Cornelius by John C Calhoun ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Copy of a letter wherein John C. Calhoun writes to Jeremiah Evarts and Reverend Elias Cornelius to inform them that Congress is in control of the public land that was once Indian territory and will dictate where the missionary schools may be established after the extinguishment of the Indian title. He informs them that the four youths, which accompany them on their way to a school in Connecticut, will be allowed a sum of one hundred dollars per year for four years, July 15, 1818
[Letter] 1826 Nov. 15, Valley Towns, [North Carolina to] James Barbour, Sec[retar]y of War by Evan Jones ( )
1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document is a letter from Evan Jones, a Baptist missionary at the Valley Towns (North Carolina) of the Cherokee Nation, to James Barbour, Secretary of War (1825-1828), dated November 15, 1826. Jones communicates information to Barbour relative to the progress of various industries in the Cherokee Nation, most notably the establishment of several mills. The improvements have been made under the direction of the Board of Managers of the Baptist General Convention and also include a well-attended school. Jones also remarks on the general "progress" of the Cherokees with respect to Christianity and the "civilized arts."
[Letter] 1799 June 24, [to] the warriors & chiefs of the Cherokee Nation by Tennessee ( )
1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document is a letter written to the Warriors and Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation by Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) on June 24, 1799. In the letter, Sevier tells the Cherokees thatReverend Lyman Potter has offered his services to teach education, religion, and the fine arts to their people. Sevier praises Potter and gives hisrecommendation to the Cherokee of Potter's qualifications
Extracts from a letter, 1817 Mar. 2, Washington City to John C. Calhoun, Sec[retar]y of War by Samuel Worcester ( )
1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Copied extract of a letter wherein Reverend Samuel Worcester, Corresponding Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and missionary to the Cherokees, writes to John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, to inform him, with regard to Indian civilization and culture, that views and dispositions of the President are in full accordance with those of the Board. The Board in which Samuel Worcester is associated deals mainly with Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, March 2, 1817
Resolutions of the National Council of the Cherokee Chiefs at Eustinallee 1804 April 4-10 by Cherokee Nation ( )
1 edition published in 1804 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document outlines various resolutions passed by the National Council of the Cherokee Chiefs between the dates of April 4-10, 1804. Resolutions include that the six stands for houses of entertainment on the Cumberland Road be leased for five years to Thomas N. Clark, Sampson Williams, and Hugh Beatty, and that the rent shall be two hundred dollars for each stand. Also resolved, that the Moravian ministers residing near Mr. James Vann may continue in the Nation until December, 25, 1804 and at that time will be reviewed to remain if they proceed in the education of said Nation's children. Further, the Nation agrees to lease a salt peter cave near the boundary line of Tellico and that said cave be leased for five years
Cherokee reservations (to accompany bill H.R. no 825): February 13, 1857 by United States ( )
1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Todd from the Committee of Indian Affairs, reports to the House of Representatives on February 13, 1857 about the controversy surrounding Cherokee life-estate reservees and various treaties, including the treaty of 1835. Petitioners from Tennessee and citizens from other Southern states are seeking relief from law suits related to the reservations promised to the Cherokees in the treaties of 1817 and 1819
Letter, 1817 July 26, Department of War, [Washington, D.C. to] David B. Mitchell by George Graham ( )
1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This letter dated July 26, 1817 is from acting Secretary of War George Graham (1815-1818), and is directed to David B. Mitchell, agent to the Creek Indians (1817-1821), and Governor of Georgia (1809-1813, 1815-1817). Graham writes to inform Mitchell that Elias Cornelius, head of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, wishes to visit the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations to determine what interest there might be in establishing missionary schools within those nations. Graham indicates that such schools would receive aid from the War Department in the same way it has supported Reverend Cyrus Kingsbury's efforts in the Cherokee nation. The proposed schools would teach pupils to read and write in English, as well as agricultural skills and the "domestic arts
Southeastern native American documents ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1,000 documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The primary focus of the documents is the Cherokee tribe, although others such as Seminole and Creek are also represented. The documents include treaties, letters from tribal members, letters to the tribes from state representatives, and military orders regarding Native Americans
 
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