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Manuscript Collection: Cherokee Claims Record

Collection Overview

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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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.

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.