Finding Aid: Cherokee Claims Record

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: March 1, 1842 - May 12, 1842
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Bound volume containing the text of 374 claims filed under the 1835 Treaty of New Echota. In addition to the claims are supporting affidavits and evidence. The claims were filed before Jesse Bushyhead, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation; Evan Jones, Clerk; David M. Foreman, Solicitor or Clerk for the Going Snake District. (The Going Snake district was east of Tahlequah, near Westville. On page 122 and entry 336 there is a title which says Creek Claims.

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Cherokee Claims Record, Folder 1 Bound volume containing text of 374 claims filed under the 1835 Treaty of New Echota also some Muscogee Creek claims

Bound volume containing text of 374 claims filed under the 1835 Treaty of New Echota. In addition to the claims, there are also supporting affidavits and evidence. The claims were filed before Jesse Bushyhead, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation; Evan Jones, Clerk; David M. Foreman, Solicitor or Clerk for the Going Snake District (The Going Snake District was east of Tahlequah, near Westville). On page 122 and entry 336 there is a title that says Creek Claims.
Folder 1

March 1, 1842 - May 12, 1842