Cherokee Indians -- Land tenure -- North Carolina
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 05-08
Content Description Papers of the Siler family of Macon County, North Carolina, notably Jacob Siler (1795 – 1871), David W. Siler (1822 – 1884), and Charles W. Slagle, a grandson of Jacob Siler. The papers include correspondence, business and financial records, church minutes, contracts, affidavits, surveys/plats, financial papers, legal papers and other materials of family interest. Among the topics are Jacob Siler’s work on behalf of the state of North Carolina concerning Cherokee Lands and the Western...
Identifier: SM 80-08
Content Description The one item in the collection is an indebtedness agreement dated January 1, 1857, between William Holland Thomas and Nacheuh (?), a Cherokee. The agreement specifies the terms of the debt, which concerns Thomas acting as an agent for the "Buffalo Indians" (members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee) of Graham County (NC) in some land transactions.
Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the Thomas collection dates from 1833-1923. Most of the letters relate to Cherokee Indian affairs. Other major topics covered are the Blue Ridge Railroad and the Civil War. Other letters relate to family business affairs, family life, and the effect of the Civil War on the family and western North Carolina. The correspondence includes a photocopy of a letter written by Andrew Jackson in 1841.The collection also contains letter books which refer to Cherokee...
Dates: 1796 - 1956