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The Resource Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839 : a document for litigation, 1921, by George W. Fields ; compiled and transcribed by Jeff Bowen

Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839 : a document for litigation, 1921, by George W. Fields ; compiled and transcribed by Jeff Bowen

Label
Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839 : a document for litigation, 1921
Title
Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839
Title remainder
a document for litigation, 1921
Statement of responsibility
by George W. Fields ; compiled and transcribed by Jeff Bowen
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prior to the forced migration of Eastern Cherokee during the "Trail of Tears," several hundred tribesmen migrated to Texas in 1819. Following a brief stopover in Arkansas and then the future site of Dallas, Texas, the Cherokee ultimately established a settlement near present-day Nacogdoches. For the privilege to officially establish this settlement, the tribesmen first petitioned the Spanish government and then---following its war for independence--the leaders of Mexico, and, ultimately, the independent Republic of Texas. Despite negotiating in good faith with each regime--including the Treaty of February 23, 1836, negotiated with Texas president Sam Houston--the Cherokee were ultimately driven off their Texas land in 1839. Most of the Texas Cherokee, who had suffered hundreds of casualties, fled to the Indian [Oklahoma] Territory, once again falling victim to a white government attending to real-estate interests rather than honoring prior agreements with Native Americans. The details of the Cherokee experience in east Texas are described in a legal document filed on behalf of the Cheroke's descendants by attorney George W. Fields Jr. in 1921. The grandson of Texas Cherokee tribal co-leader Chief Richard Fields, the younger Fields compiled the document to support his--ultimately unsuccessful--suit in the U.S. Supreme Court. Fields was attempting to win compensation for the Texas Cherokee after they had been forced out of Texas. Unpublished for over 80 years, the contents of Fields' account of the Texas Cherokee experience from 1820-1839 has now been transcribed for publication, complete with affidavits and facsimile illustrations, by Mr. Jeff Bowen. In addition to quoting sources documenting the agreements or understandings between the Texas Cherokee and governments in question, Fields' transcript includes a number of newspaper articles published in connection with the suit, illustrations of Chief Bowles and other personalities involved in this episode, correspondence, and a full name index to all the persons--both white and Cherokee--who figure in this forgotten episode in Cherokee history--Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fields, George W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bowen, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowles, John
  • Fields, Richard
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Cherokee Nation
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839 : a document for litigation, 1921, by George W. Fields ; compiled and transcribed by Jeff Bowen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn776518539
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 117 pages
Isbn
9780806355641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
976.400497557 F46 ; L ; GE-G ; GE1202HTG2A pav.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 776518539
  • (Sirsi) 776518539
  • (OCoLC)776518539
Label
Texas Cherokees, 1820-1839 : a document for litigation, 1921, by George W. Fields ; compiled and transcribed by Jeff Bowen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn776518539
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 117 pages
Isbn
9780806355641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
976.400497557 F46 ; L ; GE-G ; GE1202HTG2A pav.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 776518539
  • (Sirsi) 776518539
  • (OCoLC)776518539

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