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CHICKASAW NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Overton, Benjamin F. (1838-1884) Printed materials 1874-1906 .33 foot
Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1874-1906) concerning Overton as governor of the Chickasaw Nation and the Permit Law of 1876.
1. Article entitled the "The Peace Commissioners" from the Cherokee Advocate, December 19, 1874, regarding territorial status for the Indian country.
2. Letter of Pete Morrison to Editor of the Vindicator, from the Vindicator, April 17, 1875, regarding the extra session of the Chickasaw Legislature called by Overton to appropriate the money left to the Nation by Congress of the U.S.
3. Letter of Tuskahoma to Editors of the Vindicator, from the Vindicator, August 28, 1875, regarding answer of previous letter on educational taxes.
4. Message of B.F. Overton to the Legislature, from the Oklahoma Star, September 17, 1875, regarding plea for education legislation, etc.
5. “Overton's Utopian Scheme,” from the Oklahoma Star, October 1, 1875, regarding a plan involving the Indian Lands and the whites.
6. Message of Overton to the Legislature from the Star Vindicator, September 20, 1876, regarding intentions of the Governor for legislation in the following session.
7. Permit laws approved by Overton from the Star Vindicator, January 13, 1877, regarding laws on the use of Indian land.
8. News item on Overton, from the Star Vindicator, January 27, 1877, saying Overton was in Denison on business.
9. A card of R.H. Love from the Star Vindicator, February 3, 1877, regarding a character reference by Overton.
10. Editorials on Overton and E.C. Boudinot, from the Star Vindicator, February 3, 1877, regarding the meeting in Denison.