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A Few Unreasonable Proposals: Some Rejected Ideas from the Cherokee Allotment Negotiations

Description: Article describes the Cherokee Nation's striving to preserve several important elements of their political culture when facing the allotment of their tribal land in severalty. Their proposals for land ownership, judicial administration, and representation in the United States Congress were summarily rejected by the members of the Dawes Commission during the 1898-1899 talks.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Denson, Andrew
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Letters of Cassandra Sawyer Lockwood: Dwight Mission, 1834

Description: Article introduces a series of letters by Cassandra Sawyer Lockwood about her journey into the Cherokee Nation and her life at Dwight Mission, where she lived and worked with her husband, Jesse Lockwood. Joseph B. Thoburn provides historical context to the group of Western Cherokees they worked with and to the personal account written by Mrs. Lockwood.
Date: Summer 1955
Creator: Thoburn, Joseph B. & Lockwood, Cassandra Sawyer
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"The Panther's Scream is Often Heard": Cherokee Women in Indian Territory during the Civil War

Description: The Civil War and intertribal factionalism in the Cherokee Nation left one-third of women as widows and one-fourth of the children as orphans by 1863. This article is a careful examination of the lives of many Cherokee women in which the author concludes that while the crisis may have empowered women, it also led to a crisis of identity for elite women.
Date: Spring 2000
Creator: Johnston, Carolyn Ross
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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