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Cherokee Centennial Celebration broadside

Identifier: AC-1064

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one broadside, written in southern Illinois, entitled "Cherokee Centennial Celebration," circa 1937-1938. It provides historical information about the presence of the Cherokee in Southern Appalachia from circa 1800-1838, when General Winfield Scott was charged with forcibly removing the Cherokee people from their lands. It further describes the creation of prison camps that housed 14,000 Cherokee, the hardships they experienced, and their eventual forced move to Oklahoma, known as the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee traveled through southern Illinois on the way to Oklahoma. The author(s) of the broadside proposed an event for Fall 1938 to "commemorate this tragic event."


  • circa 1937-1938


The materials are in English.

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0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Acquisitions note

This collection was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Cherokee Centennial Celebration broadside
Anita Elliott, updated by Kim Sims
July 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository