Skip to main content

Perryman, L. C. (Legus Choteau), 1838-1922



  • Existence: 1838 - 1922

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Cherokee Nation Papers Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-943
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Official correspondence, letterpress copybooks, reports, chiefs' mesages, speeches of delegates, proceedings, laws, court decisions, acts, leases, election returns, registers of removal claims, and clippings relating to the affairs of the Cherokee Nation. Specifically included are groups of papers and records on the following subjects: the official Cherokee newspaper, the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE (1869-1906); the Cherokee Boundary Survey (1871-1873); Cherokee Nation censuses (1868-1901); the Cherokee Outlet (1871-1896); Citizenship (1856-1904); the Creek War or the William Cobb murder case (1880-1885); the Dawes Commission (1894-1907); Delegations, agents and attorneys (1816-1910); the Eastern (North Carolina) Cherokee (1871-1906); Education (1856-1906); Elections (1856-1901); the Cherokee Insane Asylum (1874-1907); Intruders (1868-1902);...
Dates: 1801-1982

Grayson Family Papers

Identifier: WHC-M-234
Scope and Contents


Correspondence between various politicans and government officials in the Creek Nation, concerning tribal politics, tribal factionalism, the Green Peach War, sale of Creek lands in Alabama, removal, allotment of tribal lands, and other administrative matters. Correspondents include George W. Grayson, Washington Grayson, Pleasant Porter, Return J. Meigs, Samuel Checote, Dennis W. Bushyhead, and James R. Garfield.

Dates: 1834-1919

L. C. Heydrick Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-870
Scope and Contents

Black and white copy print of Creek Indian Council members. L.C. Heydrick Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1900

Legus Chouteau Perryman Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-486
Scope and Contents


Typescripts of annual reports, editorials and newspaper articles concerning Perryman's tenure as a Principal Chief of the Creek Nation, the Dawes Commission, his ouster from office in 1895, and his involvement with a plan for Creeks to emigrate to Mexico in 1905.

Dates: 1887-1907

Roscoe Simmons Cate Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-91
Scope and Contents


Attorney. Manuscripts in the Creek language; copies of correspondence from officials connected with Indian affairs, such as Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jessup, Opothleyahola, and Albert Pike; a compilation of names and locations of Creek towns in Alabama and Oklahoma; and briefs, trusts and correspondence relating to the court case concerning the estate of Jackson Barnett, one of Oklahoma's wealthiest Indians. Roscoe Simmons Cate Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1819-1970

Works Progress Administration Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Project Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1234
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Book-length manuscripts, research and project reports, and administrative records generated by the W.P.A. Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Projects for Oklahoma during the 1930's. Arranged by county and by subject, there are reports on biographies, birthplaces and homes of prominant Oklahomans, business enterprises and industries, judicial centers, banks and banking, Masonic orders, soil conservation, and land runs; on historic sites, including cemeteries and burial sites, churches and missions, schools, towns and ghost towns, post offices, roads and trails, stage coaches and stagecoach lines, ranches, ruins and antiquities, bridges, crossings and ferries, battlefields, trading posts and stores, military posts and camps, and the state parks; on Indians of North America in Oklahoma, including agencies and reservations, treaties,...
Dates: 1937-1941