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CHEROKEE NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Harris, C. Johnson (1856-ca. 1922) Printed materials 1892-1922 .66 foot
Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1892-1922) on Cherokee Nation governmental issues such as allotment, the Dawes Commission, land transfers, and tribal politics during Harris's tenure as chief of the Cherokees and his service in the Cherokee senate.
1. Indian Chieftain -- March 17, 1892: "Editorial on C.J. Harris" re: criticism of the editorial opinion of the Muskogee Phoenix that the dispute between the Cherokees and the Cherokee claimants over the Cherokee strip be settled by compromise. The editorial maintains that Boudinot and Sayre, appearing before a committee in Washington, DC, opposed any compromise.
2. Cherokee Advocate -- August 24, 1892: "Letter of C.J. Harris to the President" re: land west of 96* and the 26th article of the Treaty of 1866, and violations of that treaty with action against intruders.
3. Cherokee Advocate -- September 14, 1892: "Letter of C.J. Harris to the Hon. John Brown", Principal Chief of the Seminole Nation. Harris asks for action from other nations in support of the Cherokee Nation. Harris believes that some of the delegates in Congress are "hostile."
4. Cherokee Advocate -- September 14, 1892: "Letter of C.J. Harris to the President", transmitting an act of the National Council regulating the practice of medicine and surgery in the Nation.
5. Cherokee Advocate -- September 21, 1892: "Editorial on Letter of C.J. Harris" re: concern over the attitude of the delegation, state issues, non-citizens and intruders.
6. Indian Chieftain -- September 22, 1892: "Protest of C.J. Harris" pertaining to the "Democratic Territorial Convention Call", warning Cherokee citizens not to participate in such a convention. "The Chief’s Warning" contains the editor's comments on Harris' articles.
7. Purcell Register -- September 23, 1892: "Letter of R.L. Owens to C.J. Harris" re: the above.