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Resolutions of Pin League to John Ross

 Collection
Identifier: AC-160

Scope and Contents

Resolutions of Pin League to John Ross Document is a copy of a resolution of the Cherokee Nation's Pin League regarding Major General James G. Blunt's General Order Number 7 and the dismissal of Colonel William A. Phillips. Written in 1864 to John Ross, the Pin League requested that Ross represent the Cherokee and Creek Nations to the Secretary of War requesting the reinstatement of Phillips as commander of the Cherokee and Creek forces and help cease Blunt's confiscation of Cherokee and Creek cattle. This document includes a vivid description of Phillips and provides details of Civil War life of Cherokees.

Dates

  • August 9, 1864

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary Loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical note

John Ross (1790-1866) was the Cherokee Nation Principal Chief who led the Cherokees from their homeland in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee to Oklahoma. In regards to his response to the Civil War, he initially declared neutrality; however, in August 1861, the Cherokee Nation general assembly voted to support the Confederacy. Ross was exiled from the Cherokee Nation apparently due to the Confederate Cherokees' guerilla warfare. The Cherokee Loyal League, also known as the Pin Indians, supported the Union during the Civil War rather than the Confederacy. The Pin League evidently was another name for the Loyal League. In 1862, while Ross was in exile, Stand Watie was elected Principal Chief and remained allied with the Confederate States of America.

Missing Title

  1. Blunt, Major General James G.
  2. Cherokee Nation
  3. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  4. Creek Nation
  5. Loyal League
  6. Phillips, William A. (William Addision), 1824-1893
  7. Ross, John
  8. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet ((1 folder) )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Resolutions of Pin League to John Ross Document is a copy of a resolution of the Cherokee Nation's Pin League regarding Major General James G. Blunt's General Order Number 7 and the dismissal of Colonel William A. Phillips.

Arrangement

This is a one-folder collection.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection in 2002. The accession number was AC.2002.020. This collection was opened to the public on 10 September 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, January 2005.
Title
AC.160: Resolutions of Pin League to John Ross, 9 August 1864
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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