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Cherokee Nation Papers Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-943

Scope and Contents


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); Legislative affairs (1837-1905); Licenses, permits and fees (1856-1902); United States-Cherokee disputes (1874-1899); Executive documents (1801-1909); National officers (1856-1902); the National Prison and High Sheriff (1870-1900) Old Settlers (1875-1902); Pardons and commutations (1876-1897); Per-capita payments (1875-1902); Railroads (1866-1900); Rewards and extraditions (1877-1888); Smallpox (1882-1900); Suspensions (1877-1896); Town lots (1858-1911); the Vann murder case (1879-1881); Printed documents (1800-1982); Papers of Stand and Sarah C. Watie (1832-1881); Ridge and Boudinot family papers (1835-1890). James Madison Bell papers (1836-1908); General correspondence (1886-1908); Cherokee Treaty Fund claims (1837-1850); Civil War records (1861-1866); and General documents (1824-1893).


  • 1801-1982

Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


83 ft. (83 ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged by series.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. John "Jeff" Jordan through E.E. Dale.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Jordan, Mrs. John "Jeff". Method of acquisition--Gift through E.E.Dale; Date of acquisition--1942.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States