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CHEROKEE NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Oochalata Collection (d. 1891) Printed materials 1875-1891 .75 foot
Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1875-1891), including biographical items, editorials, speeches, and messages of Oochalata, also known as Charles Thompson, the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, 1875-1878, mostly relating to education, schools, finances, Cherokee Indian lands, and tribal government in general.
1. Charles Thompson to the National Council, Dec. 1, 1875, re appropriations for articles needed. Also, Thompson to National Council, Dec. 3, 1875.
2. Acts approved by C. Thompson from the Cherokee Advocate, March 1, 1876, re the law that the Cherokee Advocate be continued by the Cherokee Nation.
3. Editorial on Thompson from the Cherokee Advocate, March 11, 1876, re contract of bids for a printing office, etc.
4. Laws of the Cherokee Nation from the Cherokee Advocate, March 18, 1876, re appropriations of payment list and other acts.
5. Editorial on the New Code, from the Cherokee Advocate, April 8, 1876, re publishing laws in Cherokee, etc.
6. Letter of W. L. Miller to editor of Cherokee Advocate, from the Cherokee Advocate,
April 15, 1876, re the case of the Supreme Court vs. the Chief of the Cherokee.
7. Letter of Thompson from the Cherokee Advocate, April 22, 1876, re the right of the nation to make their own laws.
8. Proclamation approved by Thompson from the Cherokee Advocate, April 29, 1876, re the Supreme Court and its jurisdiction.
9. Thompson to National Council of Cherokee Nation, Nov. 7, 1876, re delay in the annual message of the Chief.
10. Thompson to National Council, Nov. 10, 1876, re North Carolina Cherokee recognition.