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Early Indian Mission Schools

A Sketch Of Their Beneficent Work Among The Indians The first schools for the education of the Five Civilized Tribes were established in Georgia and Tennessee about the beginning of the last century by Moravian, Presbyterian and Baptist missionaries. Religious teaching received rather more emphasis than academic instruction, and although these schools furnished free tuition, …

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Graft And Grafters

Soon after the Dawes Commission began the immense task of allotting to each individual Indian his proportionate share of tribal lands, the cry was raised that the Territory was being overrun with an army of land-sharks who would use every effort and device to rob the Indian of his land. For many months “The Grafter” …

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Indian Refugees of the Civil War

The history of the Civil war furnishes no darker page than that which records the suffering and privations of those Indians who, opposing any treaty with the Southern Confederacy, and proclaiming their loyalty to the United States Government, were compelled to leave their homes and seek protection in the North during the cold winter of …

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An Indian Agent’s Report

Mr. J. Harlan, who was United States Indian agent for the Cherokee during the Civil war gives the following account of his stewardship on August 1, 1865 “I was appointed United States Indian agent for the Cherokee on September 19, 186-2, and since that time I have been almost constantly with them. Living most of …

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Judge J. M. Keys’ Tribute to Stand Watie and His Men Extract from Life of General Watie

By Mrs. Mabel W. Anderson “Looking backward down the corridor of time through the dim vista of more than half a century of departed years I see again the warlike spirit of the southern Cherokee, from the years of 1861 to 1865. I hear again the blast of Dutch Billy’s bugle. I see the muster, …

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Letter of Chief John Ross

“Philadelphia, Pa., 708 Washington Place,April 2, 1863.“Sir:      In addressing you on the present occasion, I have the honor to state, I have been advised that a special session of the national council of the Cherokee Nation was convened at Cow-Skin Prairie in February last, and the following bills were passed: “1st. Abrogating the ‘treaty …

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Eastern Cherokee

When it was decreed, in 1838, that the Cherokees should abandon their eastern homes and emigrate to the Indian Territory, about two thousand of them refused to go, and in order to escape from the soldiers who were rounding up the emigrants, they fled to the hills of Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Their reservation …

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Oklahoma Indian Tribal Schools

The Cherokee Nation has made more progress in education, has educated a greater proportion of its members, male and female, than any other Indian tribe, not excepting the tribes whose educational institutions, have, from their beginning, been controlled and managed by the Federal Government. As early as 1819, while they were still in possession of …

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Stand Watie’s Activities

Stand Watie’s soldiers were busily engaged in scouting, dodging here and there, annoying and threatening the loyal Indians, while the Federal forces who had retaken Fort Gibson seemed inclined to remain near the fort where a large number of Creek and Cherokee refugees had assembled for protection. On June 30, 1862, a detachment of Stand …

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Tribal Taxes

“Taxation Without Representation,” Final Abolishment in 1906 For many years prior to the passage of the Curtis Act, each Indian Tribe or Nation had enacted laws levying a tax (commonly called an occupation tax) upon every person not a member of the Tribe (non-citizen) who desired to transact business of any kind, within the Indian …

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Confederate States Commissioner

Confederate States Commissioner’s Address To IndiansAn Indian Agent’s ReportAnother Agent’s StatementGeneral Stand WatieThe Fort Gibson National Cemetery Indian Refugees Of The Civil War The Suffering And Privations Of Loyal IndiansCollamore’s ReportSuperintendent Coffin’s ReportLetter Of Chief John RossCoffin Scores The MilitaryStand Watie ‘S Activities The history of the Civil war furnishes no darker page than that …

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