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CHEROKEE NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Ross, William Potter (1820-1891) Printed materials 1866-1891 .75 foot
Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1866-1891) of Ross's messages and instructions to the Cherokee Nation, the Cherokee council, and the Cherokee delegation to Washington, D.C., regarding reconstruction, tribal government, financial matters, organization of Oklahoma Territory, education, Sequoyah, and the use of lands, along with biographical information on Ross.
1. Message of William P. Ross from the Laws of the Cherokee Nation, October 19, 1866. Regarding the election of W.P. Ross to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Ross.
2. Message of W. P. Ross to the Cherokee Council from The Life and Times of William P. Ross. Regarding Oct. 19, 1866, the same address as above.
3. Memorial signed by Ross and other chiefs, from the Cherokee Advocate, June 18, 1870. Regarding public renewal to treaties with the U.S.
4. Letter of E. Hoag to Ross from the Cherokee Advocate, April 1, 1871. Regarding invitation to bring the tribe to a meeting of many nations.
5. Editorial on speech of Ross, from the Cherokee Advocate, March 2, 1872.
6. Editorial on Ross from the Cherokee Advocate, May 4, 1872. Regarding experiences of Ross and the U.S. Deputy Marshals and their relationship to the Cherokee.
7. Editorial on Ross and Downing from the Cherokee Advocate, August 23, 1873. Regarding recent elections.
8. Editorial on W.P. Ross and Downing from the Cherokee Advocate, Oct. 11, 1873. Regarding two parties in Cherokee politics: the Ross Party and the Downing Party.
9. Ross to the National Council, Nov. 22, 1873. Regarding guardianship of an orphan.