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Slavery -- Oklahoma

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Newton Gould Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-230
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Geologist. Correspondence (1914-1941) regarding personal matters, and Oklahoma place names and geology; published and unpublished manuscripts (1907-1946) regarding Oklahoma history, place names and geology; reviews (n.d.) of Gould's works; poetry (n.d.) by Gould; speeches (n.d.) delivered by Gould; and newspaper clippings (1900-1946) regarding Gould's life and works.

Dates: 1897-1948

Mrs. John B. Lilley Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1204
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Missionary. A typescript of a diary kept by Mrs. Lilley, the wife of John B. Lilley, a Presbyterian missionary to the Seminole Indians. The diary describes the Lilleys' arrival among the Seminole, the hardships of living in Indian Territory, problems with slaves, friction between the Creeks and the Seminoles, and tensions prior to the Civil War.

Dates: 1842-1857

Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-495
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Choctaw Chief. Correspondence of Pitchlynn with prominent citizens and family members in the Choctaw Nation; personal journals (1815) and diary (1828-1832) of Pitchlynn; official reports (1825-1841) of the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky; and Pitchlynn family records (1806-1867). Also includes a signed copy of the articles of surrender and peace negotiated between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at the close of the Civil War, and extensive correspondence reflecting the state of the Choctaw Nation just prior to and during the Civil War years, with special regard to slavery. Peter Pitchlynn Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1815-1922

Roberta Robey Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1220
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Diary of Mrs. Cassandra Sawyer Lockwood describing her journey to the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory (1833-1834), and life at Dwight Mission (1834-1835), including efforts by the Mission staff to free slaves.

Dates: 1833-1835

Samuel Checote Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-98
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Typescripts of messages (1875-1882) of Checote, first Principal Chief of the Creek Nation under the Muskogee Constitution of 1867, to the House of Kings and Warriors; newspaper editorials on Checote and George Washington Grayson from THE VINDICATOR and the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE; and published reports on problems created by the freeing of slaves owned by Creek Indians.

Dates: 1867-1886