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Catalog Number MS 927-01-02-09
Object Name Records
Scope & Content This collection consists of correspondence, a power of attorney, and statements by The Rising Fawn and The Flute (or Old Turkey), two Cherokee men. The correspondence includes a letter from Joseph McMinn to John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, regarding the removal of native Americans to Arkansas and to the Agency; another letter from McMinn to Calhoun nominating sites to attract merchants and giving a history of the county and its towns; a letter from John Coffee to John H. Eaton, Secretary of War, regarding the boundary line between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation and commenting on a number of people, including Chief McIntosh, as well as discussing outrageous intrusions on Native American territory and their rights on the frontier; a letter from Wilson Lumpkin written from New Echota, withdrawing his name as a candidate for Electors of President and Vice-President and stating that he cannot serve in this position while acting as Commissioner for settling claims under the Cherokee treaty; and a letter from John Ridge to General Nat. Smith, Superintendent of Internal Revenue, written from New Echota. The Rising Fawn's statement, 1829, is regarding the boundary line between Creeks and Cherokees. The Flute's statement delineates the line between the Creeks and Cherokees as agreed upon at the "old treaty ground" in the presence of U.S. Commissioners. The collection also includes two volumes. The first volume is a record of claims, 1836-1838, kept by Wilson Lumpkin and John Kennedy, Commissioners appointed by the President under the Cherokee Treaty. It includes 423 claims made by the Cherokee Indians of property taken from them. The second volume contains an inventory and sale of property belonging to Native Americans in Floyd County, Georgia.

Also included in this collection is a Power of Attorney from James Monroe, Secretary of State, to George Graham, giving him power to receipt fro dividends and interest on all stocks in the name of the President in trust for the Seneca Indians. It is signed by Monroe and bears the War Office seal.

Physical characteristics None
Creator Abrams, Harvey Dan, 1930-1999
Title Record of Spoliations (Claims), No. 1, 1836-1838, 1 volume. Kept by Wilson Lumpkin and John Kennedy, Commissioners appointed by President under Cherokee Treaty, 1835. 423 claims. Statement on last page is oath taken by Stand Watie, Interpreter to the Commissioners, December 3, 1836. Signed by Watie, Wilson Lumpkin, and John Kennedy. A postcard photo of Watie is laid in
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection Cherokee Indians relocation papers
Subjects Land
Native Americans
Records (Information)
Abrams, Harvey Dan, 1930-1999
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Cherokee Indians--Relocation
Cherokee Nation
Letters (correspondence)
Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870
New Echota (Ga.)
Powers of attorney
People Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870
Abrams, Harvey Dan, 1930-1999
Classification Native Americans