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Indian justice : a Cherokee murder trial at Tahlequah in 1840

Author: John Howard Payne; Grant Foreman
Publisher: Norman [Okla.] : University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Red River books edView all editions and formats
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"In Indian Justice, Grant Foreman presents John Howard Payne's first-hand account of the trial of Archilla Smith, a Cherokee charged with the murder of John MacIntosh in the fall of 1839. The Cherokee Supreme Court at Tahlequah (in present-day Oklahoma) found Smith guilty and sentenced him to die." "Occurring immediately after the Cherokee Removal to west of the Mississippi River, the trial involved people on both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Archilla Smith; John MacIntosh; John MacIntosh; Archilla Smith
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Payne; Grant Foreman
ISBN: 0806134208 9780806134208
OCLC Number: 48501253
Description: xxviii, 112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: as reported by John Howard Payne ; edited by Grant Foreman ; foreword by Rennard Strickland.

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"In Indian Justice, Grant Foreman presents John Howard Payne's first-hand account of the trial of Archilla Smith, a Cherokee charged with the murder of John MacIntosh in the fall of 1839. The Cherokee Supreme Court at Tahlequah (in present-day Oklahoma) found Smith guilty and sentenced him to die." "Occurring immediately after the Cherokee Removal to west of the Mississippi River, the trial involved people on both sides of the bitter factional controversies then raging in the Cherokee nation. Payne's account of this important Indian case first appeared in two installments in the New York Journal of Commerce in 1841"--Jacket.

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