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CHEROKEE NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Mayes, Joel Bryan (1833-1891) Printed materials 1886-1905 .66 foot
Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles and correspondence (1886-1905) of Mayes, a principal chief of the Cherokees, concerning tribal politics and the dissolution of tribal title to the Cherokee Strip.
1. Indian Chieftain--Oct 28, 1886. Editorial on Mayes supporting him for Chief.
2. Indian Chieftain--June 23, 1887. Editorial Re: corruption of present government and need for change.
3. Indian Chieftain--December 8, 1887. Editorial on Mayes re: violence when Mayes took over from Bushyhead.
4. Cherokee Advocate--January 4, 1888. Message of Mayes on being sworn in as Chief.
5. January 30, 1888. Letter from Mayes to National Council transmitting bond of R.B. Ross.
6. February 1, 1888. Veto message of Mayes of Senate Bill #15, to grant grazing license to the Cherokee Strip Livestock Association on Cherokee lands west of the 96th Meridian.
7. February 3, 1888. Message of Mayes to Senate pointing out clerical error in Bill #9.
8. February 3, 1888. Letter from Mayes to National Council urging more speedy action on measures before them.
9. February 6, 1888. Letter from Mayes to National Council re: funds for the Male Seminary.
10. February 7, 1888. Letter from Mayes to National Council, returning without signature Bill #17, re: holding of two offices.
11. February 8, 1888. Letter from Mayes to National Council re: Senate Bill #5 financial matters.