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Shortchanged: Uncovering the Value of Pre-Removal Cherokee Property

Description: This article estimates the value of the Cherokee's land and other property that was lost due to the tribe's removal to Indian Territory. Economist Matthew Gregg has performed a detailed mathematical analysis of land sale records in Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia around the time of removal. He arrives at an assessment that is consonant with Cherokee Chief John Ross's 1838 figure.
Date: Autumn 2009
Creator: Gregg, Matthew T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 87, Number 3, Fall 2009

Description: Notes and Document section from Volume 87, Number 3, Fall 2009. It includes "The Karen Daniels Petersen Collection" which highlights the collection of photographs collected by Karen Daniels Petersen over the course of her research and writing career that was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2009. Most of the donated images depict persons who were associated with David Pendleton Oakerhater, who was a Cheyenne warrior turned artist. Several photographs from the collection are include… more
Date: Autumn 2009
Creator: Everett, Dianna & Welge, William D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Flooded Roads Near Tonkawa Creek

Description: Photograph of a car driving on a flooded road at or near Tonkawa Creek. In the background a house, car, and numerous power poles dot the landscape. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Tonkawa Creek, May 1955.”
Date: May 1955
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Flood on Mel Sharpe's Property

Description: Photograph of a flooded field on Mel Sharpe’s property. Two fences are present in the foreground and middle of the photograph. The back of the photograph proclaims, “October 1959 flood Mel Sharpe’s 3 miles west of Highway 74 on Cottonwood Creek."
Date: October 1959
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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