Finding Aid: Stand Watie

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 3 items
Period covered: 1862 - 1865
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: A photocopy of Special Order Number 15 by Maj. Gen. Hindman, Confederate Army, and Proclamation by Stand Watie promising protection to Cherokees who return to their homes, a letter from Stand Watie, at Camp McIntosh to Lt Farnsworth authorizing him to issue clothing to a company to be raised by Capt. Gorden, and Treaty stipulations signed by Lt. Col. A. C. Mathews and Wm. Hance for U.S. and Brig. Gen. Stand Watie, Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation covering cessation of hostilities.

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
Stand Watie, Folder 1 Photocopy of proclamation by Major General Hindman, Confederate Army, and a proclamation by Stand Watie

The proclamation by Stand Watie promises protection to Cherokees who return to their homes. Folder 1

September 2 - 3, 1862
Stand Watie, Folder 2 Letter from Stand Watie at Camp McIntosh to Lieutenant Farnsworth

Letter from Stand Watie at Camp McIntosh to Lieutenant Farnsworth authorizing him to issue clothing.Folder 2

December 10, 1893
Stand Watie, Folder 3 Treaty stipulations covering cessation of hostilities between the U. S. and Confederate Cherokees

Treaty stipulations covering cessation of hostilities signed by Lieutenant Colonel A. C. Mathews and William Hance for U.S. and Brigadier General Stand Watie for Confederacy , Principal Chief, John Ross for Cherokee Nation.Folder 3

June 23, 1865