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ID: A/118

Primary Creator: Britton, James L.

Extent: 2.0 Volumes

Subjects: Britton, James L., Cherokee Indians -- History -- Sources, Indians of North America -- History -- Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of government documents, Presidential Messages, broadsides, monographs, and other early imprints concerning American Indian treaties, land claims, removal, wars, and appropriations. The bulk of the materials relate to Cherokee, but Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, Wyandot, Chippewa, and other tribes are included. The documents concern lands in the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest, and Southwest United States. The collection was accumulated by James L. Britton, a businessman of Houston, Texas.

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Britton, James L.
Cherokee Indians -- History -- Sources
Indians of North America -- History -- Sources

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Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.


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1. Newlight, Rev. Aristarchus. Historic certainties respecting the early history of America developed in a critical examination of the Book of Chronicles of the Land of Ecnari. Advancement of the theory that the American Indian was descended from the lost tribes of Israel. 62 pp. London, John W. Parker, 1851.

2. Manypenny, George W. Letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in regard to the Miami tribe of Indians. December 22, 1854. 4 pp. [Washington, 1854] 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, #7 House.

3. Manypenny, George W. Letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in regard to the claim of J. K. Rogers and other Cherokees. The Indian claim is not recommended by the Commissioner on the grounds of previous treaty conditions not observed by the Cherokees. January 16, 1855. 3 pp. [Washington, 1855] 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, #16 House.

4. Pierce, Franklin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a letter from the Secretary of War on the subject of Indian hostilities. January 18, 1855. 7 pp. [Washington, 1855] 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, #36 House.

5. Pierce,Franklin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States suggesting a modification of existing laws in reference to treaties with the Indian tribes of Kansas Territory, etc. January 30, 1855. 6 pp. [Washington, 1855] 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, #45 House.

6. Pierce, Franklin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting estimates of appropriations for the execution of articles of agreement entered into with the Wyandott Indians. March 3, 1855. 2 pp. [Washington, 1855] 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, #88 House.

7. Pierce, Franklin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a report as to the cause of the difficulties between the Creek and Seminole Indians. March 17, 1856. 2 pp. [Washington, 1856] 34th Congress, 1st Session, #58 House.

8. Pierce, Franklin, President of the United States. Message of the President of the United States communicating a report from the Secretary of the Interior containing estimates of appropriations required in fulfillment of treaty stipulations with certain Indian tribes. May 16, 1856. 25 pp. [Washington, 1856] 34th Congress, 1st Session, #69 Senate.

9. Pierce, Franklin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States communicating in further compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 30th ultimo, information respecting the proclamation of martial law in the Territory of Washington, etc. February 13, 1857. 11 pp. [Washington, 1857] 34th Congress, 3rd Session, #47 Senate.

10. Stevens, Isaac I. Speech of Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, of Washington Territory, on the Indian War Expenses of Washington and Oregon delivered in the House of Representatives. February 21, 1859. 16 pp. Washington, Lemmel Towers, 1859.

11. Thompson, J. Letter of the Secretary of the Interior in explanation of certain items in the estimates of appropriations for Indian service in Utah Territory. March 13, 1860. 4 pp. [Washington, 1860] 36th Congress, 1st Session, #32 House.

12. Thompson, J. Letter of the Secretary of the Interior in answer to the inquiry of the chairman of the Committee of ways and means as to whether the appropriations for Ponca and other Indians might not be deferred until the next session of Congress. March 13, 1860. 2 pp. [Washington, 1860] 36th Congress, 1st Session, #33 House

13. Holt, J. Letter from the Secretary of War, Ad Interim, transmitting additional estimate for suppression of Indian hostilities in New Mexico. The estimate of $709,435 was to prosecute the Navajo War and to suppress the Comanche and Kiowa. January 17, 1861. 3 pp. [Washington, 1861] 36th Congress, 2nd Session, #33 House.

14. Usher, John P. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior transmitting a bill for the survey and sale of certain Indian reservations in California and to provide for establishing certain other Indian reservations in that state. February 3, 1863. 3 pp. [Washington, 1863] 37th Congress, 3rd Session, Doc. 49.

15. Brunot, Felix R., Board of Indian Commissioners. Papers relative to the Confederacy of Indian tribes. Resolved, that this Board...solicit the President of the United States to recommend to Congress such legislation... to encourage and secure permanency to the Government organized by the Indians in the Indian Territory, etc. January 24, 1871. 6 pp. [Washington, 1871] 41st Congress, 3rd Session, #49 House.

16. Kerr. Report: The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom were referred the memorials in behalf of the Choctaw Nation, having had the same under consideration, respectfully report: That in their judgment under...the Treaty of April 28, 1866...the Choctaw Indians are entitled to $250,000 of bonds of the United States, etc. February 27, 1871. 4 pp. [Washington, 1871] 41st Congress, 3rd Session, #41 House.

17. Arthur, Chester A., President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior relative to the establishment of an Indian training school on the site of old Fort Ripley, in Minnesota. April 18, 1882. 4 pp. [Washington, 1882] 47th Congress, 1st Session, #175 House.

18. Cleveland, Grover, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, relative to legislation for the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota. January 25, 1886. 7 pp. [Washington, 1886] 49th Congress, 1st Session, #44 Senate.

19. Cleveland, Grover, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior relative to the sale of certain land of the Sac and Fox Indians in Nebraska. March 3, 1886. 3 pp. [Washington, 1886] 49th Congress, 1st Session, #83 Senate.

20. Harrison, Benjamin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a letter of the Secretary of the Interior relative to the purchase of a part of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. December 18, 1889. 91 pp. [Washington, 1889] 51st Congress, 1st Session, #14 Senate.

21. Harrison, Benjamin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting an agreement with certain Indians for the cession of lands in Oklahoma Territory. January 6, 1892. 18 pp. [Washington, 1892] 52nd Congress, 1st Session, #14 Senate.

22. Harrison, Benjamin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior submitting an agreement with the Indians of the Colville Reservation for the cession of a part of their lands. January 6, 1892. 29 pp. [Washington, 1892] 52nd Congress, 1st Session, #15 Senate.

23. Harrison, Benjamin, President of the United States. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior submitting an extract from the report of the commission for the relief of the Mission Indians in California and other papers relating to the exchange of lands, etc., with a draft of a bill to carry into effect the recommendation of said commission. January 26, 1892. 18 pp. [Washington, 1892] 52nd Congress, 1st Session, #96 House.


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