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CREEK (AND EUCHEE) NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Creek Nation Collection Papers 1849-1943 .33 foot
Indian tribe. Court decisions, treasury warrants, and related legal documents (1868-1900); correspondence (1873-1898); and typescripts of newspaper articles (1849-1943); all relating to land, institutions, and the affairs of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. Correspondents include Samuel Checote, Ward Coachman, Joseph M. Perryman, and Isparecher.
Folder 1. Four written decisions by Judge William F. McIntosh, Judge in North Fork District, Creek Nation; 1868-1869.
Folder 2. Eight warrants allowing the withdrawal of funds from the Creek Nation Treasury. (all are dated 1895). Also a blank marriage permit.
Folder 3. Typescript summary of the trial: Muskogee Nation vs. Timmie Jack, (1896). Lists witnesses, attorneys, jury members, verdict, and sentence.
Folder 4. Printed copy of "Permit Law of the Muskogee Nation, approved November 5, 1900". Re: taxation of non-citizens engaged in business.
Folder 5. Letter from Samuel Checote to chiefs of Sac and Fox Indians, Aug. 9, 1873, re: restricting sale of goods and property between Indians of the two tribes without special permits.
Folder 6. Letter from Ward Coachman to Charles Thompson, March 27, 1878, inviting Thompson to ceremony of laying cornerstone for new Creek capitol building.
Folder 7. Letter from Ward Coachman to Charles Thompson, September 18, 1879, re: trial of persons from one tribe who commit crimes against the citizens of another.
Folder 8. Letter from Samuel Checote to D.W. Bushyhead, October 14, 1880, re: extradition of criminals.
Folder 9. Two letters of introduction for two Oto Indians who were searching for lost horses: one by John S. Shorb, Sac and Fox Agent, July 1, 1881, and one by Samuel Checote to D.W. Bushyhead, July 30, 1881.
Folder 10. Letter from Samuel Checote to R. Bunch, April 3, 1883, re: recovery of a stolen/stray horse.