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Title Notes [manuscript]: Cherokees Memos: to publish for an article on the Cherokees, 1843
Author Bollaert, William (1807-1876)
Document Type Scrapbook
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: The Cherokees Memos (1843) is a collection of contemporary newspaper clippings interspersed with Bollaert’s commentary regarding the history of the Cherokee Indians in Texas. Bollaert evidently had hoped to use this material as the basis for a printed article on the subject. The Memos provide an overview of the original settlement of the Cherokees led by Chief Bowles into east Texas, their relations with the government of the newly-formed Republic and with President Lamar, and their expulsion following the battle of the Neches. Included is a printed account of the Cherokee War attributed to General Albert S. Johnston. The final pages of the manuscript contains information on the Indian treaty of 1843 with all remaining tribes in Texas.
Names Bowles, Cherokee Chief (d.1839); Burleson, Colonel; Oahquash
Places Fort Lamar, Fort Leavenworth, Texas, Mississippi River, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States; Mexico
Keywords history, government relations, war, treaty, chief, removal, relocation, cultural assimilation, frontier, hostility, fort
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast, Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 89
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue