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Database: Volunteer Voices: The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee
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Title: 1804 Apr 4, Resolutions of the National Council of Cherokee Chiefs at Eustinalee
Author : Cherokee Nation
Date Created: 1804-04-04
Abstract: This document outlines various resolutions passed by the National Council of the Cherokee Chiefs between the dates of April 4-10, 1804. Resolutions include that the six Stands for Housed of Entertainment on the Cumberland Road be leased for five years to Thomas N. Clark, Sampson Williams, and Hugh Beatty, and that the rest shall be two hundred dollars for each stand. Also resolved, that the Moravian ministers residing near Mr. James Vann may continue in the Nation until December 25, 1804 and at that time will be reviewed to remain if they proceed in the education of said Nation`s children. Further, the Nation agrees to lease a salt peter cave near the boundary line of Tellico and that said cave be leased for five years.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003071
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Title: 1806, Cherokee Claim
Complainant : Cherokee Nation
Recipient : United States Government
Date Created: 1806
Abstract: This is a claim made by the Cherokee Nation towards the President and people of the United States. This claim involved the Cherokee paying a sum of two thousand dollars to the President in return for the maintenance of roads between Tennessee and Georgia.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003102
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Title: Court records
Creator : Alexander Cathey
Date Created: 1813-10-18
Abstract: Court records including arrest warrants, remanding the prisoners to Maury County jail for trial, trial transcipt with testimonies of defendants and witnesses, as well as the indictments of John Campbell and Thomas Duff, who were accused of stealing the saddlebags of one "Cheekesaw Indian" whose name appears as both "Turk Tomby" or "Tuscombea."
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: General Records
Contributing Institution: Maury County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001300
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Title: Alexander McGillivray in Little Tallasie to James Robertson in Nashville
Author : Alexander McGillivray
Recipient : James Robertson
Date Created: 1788-12-01
Abstract: A letter written by McGillivray, the Chief of the Creek Nation, to Colonel James Robertson, whose address was listed as Nashville, Cumberland. The letter discusses peace talks with the Cherokee, the Creeks and white settlers. There is a notation "by W. Newsom" who may have been the person who wrote out the letter for McGillivray.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
Collection: James Robertson Papers
Contributing Institution: Vanderbilt University Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002710
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Title: Discharge of David Beard from volunteer military service in the Natchez country under Andrew Jackson
Signer : Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845
Date Created: 1813-04-22
Abstract: This document is the discharge of David Beard from volunteer military service in the Natchez country under Andrew Jackson. Beard served from December 10, 1812 until April 22, 1812. The document is signed by Major General Andrew Jackson.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Tennessee Historical Society Miscellaneous Files, 1688-1951
Contributing Institution: Tennessee Historical Society
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001685
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Title: 1836 Feb. 6, Spring Place, GA [to] W[illia]m Schley, Gov[ernor] of Georgia
Author : Benjamin F. Currey
Recipient : William Schley
Date Created: 1836-02-06
Abstract: This document is a letter dated February 6, 1836, from Benjamin Currey, U.S. agent to the Cherokee Nation, to Governor William Schley of Georgia. Currey warns Schley that the Cherokees in Georgia may be enlisting the help of the Creek Indians in order to resist removal west of the Mississippi River.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003050
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Title: Black Fox in Creek Path to John Sevier in Knoxville, TN
Author : Black Fox
Date Created: 1808-03-08
Abstract: Friendly letter written by Black Fox, Chief of the Cherokees, to John Sevier. In this letter, Black Fox states that his warriors were much pleased to hear John Sevier`s "good talk". Black Fox also states that he will make John Sevier`s letter known to the heads of the Creek Nation.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Tennessee Historical Society Miscellaneous Files, 1688-1951
Contributing Institution: Tennessee Historical Society
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001688
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Title: Black Fox in Highwassee, TN, to John Sevier in Knoxville, TN
Author : Black Fox
Recipient : John Sevier, 1745-1815
Date Created: 1807-08-27
Abstract: Letter from Black Fox, Head Chief of the Cherokees, to John Sevier, Governor of the State of Tennessee, blaming the Creeks for killing people, killing cattle and stealing horses. Black Fox states that he feels his people will be blamed for this and he wants to tell John Sevier that the Creeks did these things. Black Fox also states that his people have lost much property because some of their hogs and cattle have been killed by the Creeks.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Tennessee Historical Society Miscellaneous Files, 1688-1951
Contributing Institution: Tennessee Historical Society
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001687
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Title: 1838 May 23, United States to Black Fox
Recipient : Black Fox
Author : Collins McDonald
Date Created: 1838-05-23
Abstract: This document is a spoliation claim dated May 23, 1838, by the United States to Black Fox for improvements made to the land he owned before he was removed by the US authorities. The case was referred to Major General Scott for settlement.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003114
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Title: 1838 Sept. 29, The United States to John Vann
Signer : C. McDonald
Author : John Vann
Signer : Standing Buffalo
Date Created: 1838-09-29
Abstract: This document is a spoliation claim of John Vann concerning property taken from him by white man citizens of the United States. The property taken from him include both livestock and household items totaling $2237.87 in value.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003117
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Title: Painting depicting a Cherokee farmstead in the mid-18th century
Artist : Carlyle Urello
Date Created: 1983 - 1993
Abstract: This photograph is of a painting of a mid-18th century Cherokee farmstead. The painting was based on historic descriptions and archaeological excavations from the Lower Little Tennessee River Valley, conducted by the University of Tennessee 1967-1982. Excavations of Overhill Cherokee Villages were conducted by the University of Tennessee between 1967 and 1983 as part of the Tellico Archaeological Project. Excavations continued until 1983, and laboratory studies and report preparation continued until 1987. The excavations were conducted in anticipation of the flooding of the Lower Little Tennessee River Valley, in eastern Tennessee, by the Tellico Dam Reservoir. The excavations were conducted under contract with the National Park Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Collection: Frank H. McClung Museum Photographic Collection
Contributing Institution: Frank H. McClung Museum
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002538
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Title: Letter to Charles Coffin in Greenville, TN
Author : Ch Coffin
Recipient : Charles Coffin, 1775-1853
Date Created: 1809-01-30
Abstract: In this letter the writer discusses the Wiondot Indians in the Lake Erie region, missionary schools, the Cherokee Indians, Columbia College, and the land grant for Tennessee universities. The writer inquires of the society and politics where Charles lives in Tennessee. The letter`s opening address is "Dear Child", but the letter is not signed. It appears to be from Newbury, Massachusetts. (though the stamp says Newbury, MS).
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
Collection: Coffin Papers
Contributing Institution: C. M. McClung Historical Collection
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001267
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Title: 1813 Jan. 28, Fortville [to] Col[onel] Metcalf
Author : Charles Hicks
Recipient : Colonel Metcalf
Date Created: 1813-01-28
Abstract: This document is a letter written by Charles Hicks, a Cherokee Indian, to a Colonel Metcalf. Charles Hicks complains that some of Colonel Metcalf`s men killed a Cherokee man and whipped other Cherokee men. Hicks writes that the action violates the existing treaty between the Cherokee Nation and the United States. The letter appears to have been forwarded to Return J. Meigs, agent to the Cherokee Nation.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003044
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Title: 1824 Oct. 2, [to] Alexander McCoy and Nathaniel Hicks
Author : Charles R. Hicks
Recipient : Alexander McCoy
Recipient : Nathaniel Hicks
Date Created: 1824-10-02
Abstract: This document, dated October 2, 1824, contains instructions given to Alexander McCoy and Nathaniel Hicks by Charles R. Hicks for dealing with Cherokee who claim compensation for improvements they made on their lands.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003094
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Title: 1824 Dec. 13, Highwassee Agency [to] Col[onel] James G. William
Author : Charles R. Hicks
Recipient : James G., Colonel William
Date Created: 1824-12-13
Abstract: This is a letter, dated December 13, 1824, from Charles Hicks to Colonel James G. Williams concerning a list, taken by the Cherokee Commissioners, on Cherokee who claimed pay for improvements they made to their lands.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003095
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Title: 1814 May 6 [to] Col. Return J. Meigs
Author : Charles R. Hicks
Recipient : Return J. Meigs, 1740-1823
Date Created: 1814-05-06
Abstract: This is a letter dated May 6, 1814 from Cherokee leader Charles Hicks to Colonel Return J. Meigs concerning a number of topics including the requesting of supplies and corn for food.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003087
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Title: 1808 Mar. 5, Oosunaleh [to] Return J. Meigs, Indian agent, War Department
Author; Signer : Chubroah
Author; Signer : Kutuwaskee
Recipient : Return J. Meigs, 1740-1823
Date Created: 1808-03-05
Abstract: This document is a letter to Return J. Meigs, agent to the Cherokee Indians, from the Cherokee Chiefs. The Chiefs complain that the government is allowing too many "white people" to move onto Cherokee land.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003036
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Title: 1838 Sept. 29, United States to John Vann
Signer : Collins McDonald
Associated name : John Vann
Date Created: 1838-09-29
Abstract: This document dated September 29th 1838 is a spoliation claim for John Vann of the Cherokee Nation East. Vann is requesting that the United States government reimburse him for horses, and other personal items he claims were stolen from him by white men.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003070
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Title: 1838 Sep. 18, Coosawattee District, The United States to Ratting Gourd
Signer : Collins McDonald
Associated name : Ratting Gourd
Date Created: 1838-09-18
Abstract: This document is a Spoliation claim made September 18,1838, and signed by Collins McDonald, agent to the Cherokee Indians. The claim was for Ratting Gourd of the Coosawatee District. It lists his property, and its worth, that he lost due to the removal of the Cherokee Indians by the United States government.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003065
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Title: 1838 Sep. 18, The United States to Ratting Gourd
Author : Collins McDonald
Associated name : Ratting Gourd
Date Created: 1838-09-18
Abstract: This document is a Spoliation claim made September 18,1838, and signed by Collins McDonald, agent to the Cherokee Indians. This particular claim was for Ratting Gourd, who wanted reimbursement from the United States for the improvements that he had made to his property prior to Cherokee removal
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003064
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Title: 1806 March 24, Chickamaga [to] Return J. Meigs, Southwest Point
Author : Daniel Ross
Recipient : Return J. Meigs, 1740-1823
Date Created: 1806-03-24
Abstract: This document is a letter dated March 24, 1806 to Return J. Meigs from Daniel Ross of the Cherokee Nation. Ross has two requests; one is for smallpox vaccines and the other is to replace the current school teacher whom Ross refers to as "reprehensible."
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003136
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Title: 1819 Sep. 13, Choctaw Nation, Pigeon Roost [to] Reverend W. Elias Cornelius, Andover, Mass[achusetts]
Author : David Folsom, 1791-1847
Recipient : Elias Cornelius, 1794-1832
Date Created: 1819-09-13
Abstract: The following document is a letter, dated September 13, 1819, from David Folsom of the Choctaw Nation to Reverend Elias Cornelius in Andover, MA. Folsom writes in reference to an inquiries made by the United States government about a possible exchange of money for land within the Choctaw Nation. Folsom also describes plans to build a new missionary school in Yello Busha. At the close of the document, the obituary of David Folsom is attached. Folsom fought with the US army against the Creeks during the Creek War and he served as a chief of the Choctaw Nation from 1826 to 1830. He was one of the Choctaw leaders responsible for the treaty which removed the Choctaw Nation to Oklahoma.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: The William A. Goodman Historic Documents Collection
Contributing Institution: Memphis Public Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003010
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Title: 1817 Jan. 29, Highawassee Garrison [Tenn. to] Col[onel] Return J. Meigs, Cherokee Agency
Author : David Parkhill
Recipient : Return J. Meigs, 1740-1823
Date Created: 1817-01-29
Abstract: This is a letter, dated January 29, 1817 to Colonel Return J. Meigs, Cherokee Agent, from David Parkhill concerning accusations of injustice leveled against him by a group of Cherokee. The letter also discussed Parkhill`s concerns that a Mr. Gambill was trying to take his place.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003091
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Title: Photograph of the Tennessee Valley Authority survey crew mapping archaeological features at the former site of the mid-18th centur
Photographer : David Stansberry
Date Created: 1974
Abstract: This is a photograph of a 1974 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) survey crew mapping archaeological features at the former site of the mid-18th century Cherokee town of Chota. Chota was recognized by Native Americans and European settlers as a powerful social and economic influence and was regarded as the capital of the Cherokee nation. Excavations of Chota and other Overhill Cherokee villages were conducted as part of the Tellico Archaeological Project by the University of Tennessee in anticipation of the flooding of the lower Little Tennessee River Valley by the Tellico Dam Reservoir. The university worked under contract with the National Park Service and TVA. Principal investigator, Alfred K. Guthe. Field Director, Gerald F. Schroedl.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Contemporary United States (1968-present)
Collection: Frank H. McClung Museum Photographic Collection
Contributing Institution: Frank H. McClung Museum
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002525
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Title: Photograph of mid-18th century European silver brooches and earrings
Photographer : David Stansberry
Date Created: 1975
Abstract: This is a photograph of mid-18th century European silver broaches and earrings recovered from excavations at the Overhill Cherokee Village of Chota. Chota or Echota was an Overhill Cherokee village located in what is today Monroe County, Tennessee. In the mid-18th century, Chota was recognized by Europeans as well as other Indians for its powerful socio-economic influence and was regarded as the capital of the Cherokee Nation. Chota, as with all the Overhill Cherokee sites, is now inundated by the Tellico Reservoir. Excavations of Overhill Cherokee villages were conducted by the University of Tennessee between 1967 and 1983 as part of the Tellico Archaeological Project. Excavations continued until 1983, and laboratory studies and report preparation continued until 1987. The excavations were conducted in anticipation of the flooding of the Lower Little Tennessee River Valley, in eastern Tennessee, by the Tellico Dam Reservoir. The excavations were conducted under contract with the National Park Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Principal Investigator, Alfred K. Guthe.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Collection: Frank H. McClung Museum Photographic Collection
Contributing Institution: Frank H. McClung Museum
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002536
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