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Cherokee Indians -- Relocation

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Court of Claims broadside

Identifier: AC-315
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a printed form letter roadside dated September 1, 1909. The document outlines the qualifications and filing requirements for the Eastern Cherokee people to make claims against the federal government for forced family removal in the 1830s. It is signed in type by Washington, DC lawyer, Charles W. Clagett. Filers must meet a number of requirements, including proof of family residence in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, or North Carolina in the 1830s, have a direct...
Dates: 1909 September 1

Isaac Foster Letter to Whitley Foster

Identifier: AC-117
Scope and Contents

Letter written by Isaac Foster to his son Whitley, who had recently moved to Milledgeville, Georgia from his family's home in Chatham, Connecticut. In the letter, Isaac Foster offers his opinion on the Cherokee removal from their land, stating that their removal is unjust. He also discusses South Carolina's threats to secede from the United States and shares family news.

Dates: 1832 December 28