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Title Cherokees [manuscript]: history & habits & language, [between 1831 and 1838]
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Anonymous and incomplete holograph ms. by an 1828-1831 resident of the southeastern region of the United States inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The author, possibly a missionary, theorizes on the origin of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw tribes; describes the natural features of the area and the richness of its gold mines; and discusses Cherokee territorial boundaries, population, dwellings, land and property ownership, character, livelihood, women’s status, and dress.
Places United States
Keywords cultural contact, women, clothing, border, territory, landowner, land tenure, gold, mining, housing, population, missionary, religion, Christianity
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3041
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue