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Title Thomas Lee Ballenger papers: Vol 5
Document Type Manuscript; Correspondence; Official Record; Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Photographs, ca. 1866-ca. 1904 and Cherokee Documents, 1730-1909. There are photographs of many Cherokee individuals and others, including Elias Boudinot, Lewis Downing, Quanah Parker, J.T. Parks, Daniel and John Ross, Sitting Bull, and Stand Watie; of groups such as the Cherokee delegation to Washington in 1866; and of Cherokee sites, mainly in Tahlequah, but also in Fort Gibson, Park Hill, and Salina, Okla. Dating from 1835, documents and letters (originals and copies) are written by or concern prominent Cherokees (John Ross, Stand Watie, Lewis Downing, Daniel H. Ross, D.W. Bushyhead, and W.C. Rogers) and government officials (D.N. Cooley, Andrew Johnson, and James Harlan). Many concern U.S. government relations, particularly during the Civil War and its aftermath, and others deal with Cherokee governmental affairs, land allotments, school financing, regulations for intermarriage, and other matters.
Names Rogers, W. C.; Cunningham, A. B.; Wright, J. George; Kelsey, Dana H.; Hastings, W. W.; Roosevelt, T.
Places Washington, D.C., Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
Keywords citizenship, election, education, school, orphan, council, commissioner, deed, land claim, land grant, health, government relations, litigation, court, lease of land, livestock, financial transactions, money, payment, expenses, property, marriage, social life, railroad, transportation, sale of land, address, history, church, language,
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast, Northeast, Great Plains
Language Cherokee; Sequoyah
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Modern MS Ballenger
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue