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Finding Aid: George W. Fields

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 10 items
Period covered: 1920 - 1925
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: George W. Fields (n. d.) was an attorney for the Texas Cherokees. Three documents relate to the contract for Field's services and one is the account of the Proceedings of the General council of Texas Cherokees and Associated Bands empowering him to act in the matter of the claim against the State of Texas..
One typed, bound manuscript, dated 1920, is entitled “The Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839" and has ninety-two pages. There is also a duplicate. Another typed manuscript "Texas Cherokee Case" by William Sulzer who was former Chairman of the Committee for Indian Affairs (in the House) has twenty-two pages.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Arrangement Title Description Date
George Fields, Folder 6 Opinion rendered by G.W. Terrell, Attorney General concerning the Texas-Cherokees versus the State of Texas

Opinion rendered by G.W. Terrell, Attorney General. Printed notice and motion for leave to file original bill, Bill of Complaint and Memorandum. All in support thereof in case of The Texas Cherokees and Associate Bands vs. The State of Texas in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Folder 6

March 15, 1920