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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
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