Skip to main content

Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma -- Politics and government

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

C. Johnson Harris Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-257
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

Division of Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-163
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Subject collection. Letters, reports, publications, and manuscripts reflecting the history of Oklahoma and of its American Indian tribes and nations, including correspondence (1813–1839) from U.S. government officials concerning policy toward the Indians, especially in regard to the Indian removal, and correspondence (1862) from Confederate Army officer Albert Pike in regard to Confederate States of America policy toward the Indians. Also included in this collection is a group of French colonial documents (1682–1794), along with diaries and journals (1770–1877) of travelers on the American frontier. The collection contains material on a variety of topics; researchers are urged to consult the inventory to determine the full scope of the collection’s contents. Portions of Boxes 7 and 8 of this collection are available at the OU Libraries...
Dates: 1682-1969

Frank J. Boudinot Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-53
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

George Washington Hill Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1168
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Merchant. Land titles and deeds (1858-1879) from Georgia and the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory; entrance ticket to the 1900 Democratic National Convention; minutes (1900) of the Vinita, Indian Territory Democratic Club; election poll list and tally sheet (1907) from Vinita, Cherokee Nation; and a court document (1886) from the Cooweescoowee District Court, Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1858-1907

Indian Subject File Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1166
Scope and Contents

Black and white and copy prints of Crow, Cherokee, Ponca, Osage, Kiowa, Comanche, Sioux, Caddo, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Apache, Cheyenne, and Creek Indians.

Dates: 1880-1910

James R. Hendricks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-271
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Family correspondence (1865-1902), notebooks, journals, speeches and legal documents from Hendrick's services as a judge in the Cherokee Nation, along with subject files dealing with the National Party, Blind Asylum, pensions, and Cherokee medicine. James R. Hendricks Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1859-1902

Joel Bryan Mayes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-384
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Typescripts of newspaper articles and correspondence of Mayes, a Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, concerning tribal politics and the dissolution of tribal title to the Cherokee Strip.

Dates: 1866-1905

John D. Jordan Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-328
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Letter (1842) to Stand Watie from John Rollin Ridge regarding the Ross faction and the death of James Foreman, who was killed by Watie; and a biography of Watie compiled by the Daughters of the Confederacy. John D. Jordan Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1842-1903

Mrs. John B. Lilley Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1204
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

Oochalata Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-610
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Typescripts of newspaper editorials, speeches, and messages (1875-1878) of Oochalata, also known as Charles Thompson, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1875-1878, mostly relating to education, finances, Cherokee lands and tribal government in general.

Dates: 1875-1891

Samuel Houston Mayes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-385
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

T. L. Ballenger Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-812
Scope and Contents

Black and white original prints of the Cherokee Male and Female Seminaries at Park Hill, Indian Territory. Includes members of the Cherokee tribal government, Cherokee students, and Tahlequah, Indian Territory.

Dates: 1874-1894

Waddie Hudson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1134
Scope and Contents

Black and white copy and original prints of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Female Seminary, and Tahlequah, Indian Territory. Also includes prints of outlaws and U.S. Marshals.

Dates: 1880-1900

Walker D. Grisso Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1158
Scope and Contents

Black and white copy prints of the Cherokee Senate and the Council Branch of the National Council, Cherokee Nation. Walker D. Grisso Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1872-1900

William Charles Rogers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-530
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Typescripts of newspaper editorials and articles concerning Rogers, last Principal Chief of the Cherokees, a 1900 court case, the 1903 election campaign for Principal Chief, the closing of tribal government, and the Sequoyah Movement.

Dates: 1893-1907

William Potter Ross Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-535
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Editor and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1866-1891) of Ross's messages to the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee Council, and instructions to the Cherokee delegation to Washington, D.C., regarding reconstruction, tribal government, financial matters, organization of Oklahoma Territory, education, Sequoyah, and the use of lands, along with biographical information on Ross.

Dates: 1866-1891

Wilma Mankiller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2580
Scope and Contents

FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Official and personal correspondence (1977-1995) of Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller and the Cherokee Nation, including correspondence with U.S. Congress members, the National Congress of American Indians, the Cherokee National Historical Society, and tribal council correspondence. The collection includes subject files (1977-1995) on the Native American Rights Fund; the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs central office; the U.S. Indian Affairs Muskogee, Oklahoma, area office; the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes; the National Congress of American Indians, and others. Also included are records regarding educational, industrial, and social programs administered by the Cherokee Nation during Mankiller's tenure; papers relating to Mankiller's books; and genealogical materials on the Mankiller family.

Dates: 1977-1995