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Albert Rennie Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-519
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Attorney. Family and business correspondence, legal documents, and printed material belonging to Rennie, a Pauls Valley, Oklahoma attorney. Much of the material relates to real estate transactions which include land allotted to Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians.
Dates: 1889-1948

C. Johnson Harris Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-257
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Typescripts of newspaper articles on Cherokee governmental issues during Harris's tenure as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and his service in the Cherokee Senate, including allotment, the Dawes Commission, land transfers and tribal politics.
Dates: 1892-1922

Charles A. Burdine Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-782
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Government employee. Letters from Burdine to his wife decribing everyday life in Indian Territory, particularly in Tishomingo, and his work as a member of the Dawes Commission.
Dates: 1903-1909

Cherokee Nation Papers Collection

 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

Choctaw Nation Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-105
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Legislation, laws and resolutions (1896-1910) of the Choctaw Nation; typescripts of newspaper articles (1868-1936) concerning elections, allotment of tribal lands, and the Dawes Commission; and four ledgers containing the journals and minutes (1902-1911) of the Choctaw National Council.
Dates: 1868-1936

Creek Nation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1082
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Court decisions, treasury warrants and related legal documents (1868-1900); correspondence (1873-1898); and typescripts of newspaper articles (1849-1943), all relating to land, institutions and the affairs of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. Correspondents include Samuel Checote, Ward Coachman, Joseph M. Perryman and Isparecher.
Dates: 1849-1943

Cruce, Cruce and Bleakmore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-140
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Legal documents and correspondence of the law firms of Cruce, Cruce and Cruce (1895-1901); Cruce, Cruce and Bleakmore (1901-1912); and Potter and Cruce (1912-1928) reflecting the firms' practice, representing Indian citizenship and allotment claims, banking interests, and oil and gas companies. Also in the collection are correspondence and speeches from Lee Cruce's Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign of 1907 and his senatorial campaign of 1930.
Dates: 1899-1935

Dennis Wolf Bushyhead Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-75
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Indian Chief. Correspondence, annual messages, memoirs, autobiography, proclamations, and other papers relating to political matters in which Bushyhead was involved as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1879-1887 and as a representative to the Dawes Commission, and relating to the controversies growing out of the Cherokee Strip Livestock Association's operations.
Dates: 1879-1922

Douglas H. Johnston Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-322
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Typescripts of various laws, speeches and special messages made by Johnston as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation before the Chickasaw Legislature, on issues such as tribal government, land, mineral resources, finances, claims, education and the ownership of slaves.
Dates: 1896-1936

Frank J. Boudinot Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-53
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Politician. Typescripts of newspaper editorials and articles regarding the activities of Boudinot, an attorney and political leader in the Cherokee Nation, and the Keetowah Society.
Dates: 1893-1910

Gilbert Wesley Dukes Collection

 Collection — Box: D-29
Identifier: WHC-M-174
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Typescripts of correspondence written during Dukes' tenure as Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation and relating to leases, stockraising, and Choctaw schools, together with speeches, biographical information, and political writings reflecting the problems involved in the transition from tribal government to territorial and ultimately state jurisdiction.
Dates: 1877-1905

Grayson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-234
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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

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

Isparhecher Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-313
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Typescripts of letters, speeches and statements by and about Isparhecher while serving as Principal Chief of the Creek Nation, concerning tribal factionalism, finance, land titles and related governmental affairs.
Dates: 1884-1908

Jefferson Gardner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-215
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Typescripts of speeches, letters, and newspaper articles, by and about Gardner, a Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation, relating to issues such as slavery, financial affairs, tribal factionalism, and the allotment of tribal lands by the Dawes Commission.
Dates: 1894-1906

John F. Brown Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-63
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Typescripts of mining and grazing leases, Dawes Commission proceedings, correspondence, business papers, and editorials concerning John F. Brown, a businessman and Principal Chief of the Seminoles from 1877-1902.
Dates: 1870-1907

Joseph G. Ralls Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-510
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Correspondence from Ralls' law practice, concerning the representation of various Choctaws during townsite payments and the allotment of Choctaw lands from 1903-1907. Joseph G. Ralls Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1924

Joseph M. Perryman Collection

 Collection — Box: P-20
Identifier: WHC-M-485
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Typescripts of annual reports, editorials, newspaper items and proclamations relating to Perryman's term of office as Principal Chief of the Creek Nation (1884-1888), and his service as delegate from the Creek Nation to the Indian International Council.
Dates: 1883-1901

Legus Chouteau Perryman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-486
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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

Melven Cornish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1350
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Attorney. Case files (1903-1904) and letter books (1900-1905) from cases involving Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal citizenship claims; dockets (1903-1904) for the Southern and Central Divisions of the U.S. District Court for Indian Territory; an account book (1899) and a record book (1876) entitled "Proceedings of the Board of Chief Commissioners of the Court of Claims, Choctaw Nation"; along with clippings (1896-1907) and published court documents (1900-1940) relating to Choctaw and Chickasaw cases in U.S. courts. Cornish's law firm, Mansfield, McMurray and Cornish, represented the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations in cases involving tribal citizenship claims.
Dates: 1815-1943

Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-410
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Typescripts of articles and poems written by the Creek Indian poet Alex Posey; also included are articles concerning Posey's activities while a member of the Dawes Commission, the opposition to allotment by the Snake Clan of Creek Indians, and Creek opposition to Oklahoma statehood. Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1895-1910

Palmer S. Mosely Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-422
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Typescripts concerning negotiations with the Dawes Commission and the allotment of Chickasaw lands during Mosely's two terms (1894-1896 & 1902-1904) as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation.
Dates: 1894-1904

Phillips Pamphlet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2602
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Pamphlets (1820-1978) containing information on U.S. government / Indian tribal relations, and U.S. government Indian policy. Materials include memorials from Indian delegations concerning allotment, land transfer, and per capita payments; tribal agreements with the Dawes Commission; annual messages of Indian nations; legal cases argued before the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court; and annual reports of the Board of Indian Commissioners. Other pamphlets concern Oklahoma statehood, mining and oil and gas rights on Indian lands, railroads in Indian Territory; and claims of Old Settler Cherokees.
Dates: 1820-1978

Pleasant Porter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-499
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Typescripts of correspondence, speeches and proclamations, and newspaper articles relating to Porter as Principal Chief of the Creek Nation and President of the Sequoyah Convention, to the allotment of land by the Dawes Commissison, the termination of tribal government, and the Sequoyah Movement.
Dates: 1871-1902

Richard L. Martin Collection

 Collection — Box: M-5
Identifier: WHC-M-378
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Two letter pads containing rough drafts of Martin's correspondence and a brief account of his experiences in Indian Territory during the Civil War. Some correspondence also deals with land allotment and Indian opposition to Oklahoma statehood.
Dates: 1860-1907

Robert M. Harris Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1050
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Typescripts from various Oklahoma newspaper articles concerning Harris's term as governor of the Chickasaw Nation from 1896 to 1898, Chickasaw legislation, and biographical material on Harris.
Dates: 1896-1927

Robert V. Belt Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-740
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Five letter books of correspondence from Belt as Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs to various officials concerning the administration of government Indian policy and legal matters of his private law practice.
Dates: 1885-1898

Samuel Houston Mayes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-385
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Typescripts of newspaper articles concerning Mayes' tenure as Chief of the Cherokees and his negotiations with the Dawes Commission, the preparation of the final tribal roll and the allotment of tribal lands.
Dates: 1882-1927

Sudie McAlester Barnes Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-29
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A diary (1880's) kept by Barnes while attending Baird College in Clinton, Missouri; along with letters to the Dawes Commission and the Choctaw Commissioners, from J.J. McAlester, founder of McAlester, Oklahoma, and a prominent figure in Territorial politics.
Dates: 1875-1920

Thomas Pumpkin Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-505
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Tribal enrollment record (1902) of Thomas Pumpkin, or Tah Sa Co Fah Ahwee, a Euchee Creek Indian, with subsequent notes (1904-1909) that Pumpkin died 1899, three years before being enrolled by the Dawes Commission and ten years before final approval of his enrollment.
Dates: 1902-1909

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