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CREEK (AND EUCHEE) NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Grayson Family Papers Papers 1834-1919 1 foot
Family collection. Correspondence (1834-1919) regarding Creek Indian history, including tribal politics, tribal factionalism, the Green Peach War, sale of Creek lands in Alabama, removal, allotment of land, and related administrative matters. Correspondents include George W. Grayson, Washington Grayson, Pleasant Porter, Return J. Meigs, Samuel Checote, James A. Garfield, and Dennis W. Bushyhead.
Flap Folder I
1. "Grayson Papers Historical--Indexed".
2. Form letter from G. W. Grayson, delegate to Washington, DC, from the Creek Nation, addressed to constituents, December 3, 1907.
3. Letter of the Creek delegation to J. R. Garfield, Secretary of the Interior, asking a per capita distribution of Creek funds to Creek citizens. G. W. Grayson signed as a delegate, January 13, 1908.
4. Copy of protest of dissatisfied Creeks to Honorable H. M. Teller, Secretary of the Interior, concerning the appointment of J. M. Perryman as Principal Chief, 1884.
5. Two page manuscript entitled Trackers or Tracers, which describes the “ancient Muskogees”.
6. Memorandum of Authority of U.S. Congress to legislate for Indian affairs, n.d.
7. Letter to the Principal Chief of the Creek Nation containing blueprints for road construction in Okmulgee County, August 21, 1918.
8. Three-page manuscript of Creek myths, with a note by G. W. Grayson (2 copies).
9. Statement prepared and signed to be filed with the Indian Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives when it met to consider the Creek equalization proposition, May 14, 1908. Signed by Moty Tiger, Principal Chief of the Creek Nation, G. W. Grayson, Samuel J. Haynes, Creek delegates to Washington, DC.