Category Archive: Cherokee Indians

Jul 10

Redding House, Dade County, Georgia

Map showing the approximate location of the Redding House.

Recently I had the pleasure of accompanying two fine Cherokee researchers, Anita and Cleata, on a field trip in the area of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Northeastern Georgia. The day was rather dismal with lots of rain, but our spirits were not dampened. Cleata was our tour guide and took us to a variety of places that Anita …

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Apr 12

Deed of Gift from James Hughes to His Daughter


While working with Record Group 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Entry 222 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. I came across a deed of gift from James Hughes to his daughter Sarah. RG75, Entry 222 is described in PI-163 thusly: “This series includes correspondence, property valuations, certificates of valuations, property returns, receipts for payments, petitions, …

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Apr 10

Cherokee Committee to Receive Payment for Services Rendered


While working with Record Group 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Entry 222 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. today, I came across a document list payments that would be made for services rendered in a file named “March 1837 through November 1838” Names appearing in document signed 15 March 1837 for settlements for services …

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Jan 16

New Echota: Teacakes in the Cabin

New Echota

    Plan to visit the New Echota State Historic Site on Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm when the Friends of New Echota (FONE) hosts TEACAKES IN THE CABIN in the Cherokee Middle-class Cabin.  You’ll enjoy sweet treats, hot beverages, historic demonstrations, and old-fashioned games for the kids. The cabin will …

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Oct 19

Wordless Wednesday: Chief Vann House


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Jul 12

Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon

Friends of New Echota  (FONE) Announces Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon DATE:                   July 30, 2011 TIME:                   10:00 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION:       New Echota State Historic Site; 1211 Chatsworth Hwy 225; Calhoun, GA 30701. One mile east of I-75, exit 317 on GA Hwy. 225 COST:                    $ 6.00 adults / $5.50 seniors age 62 …

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Apr 20

Follow-up on Supposed Remains of Chief James Vann

Lesson Learned! When I first transcribed the article, “Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the <em>Forsyth County News</em>, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962,” in my post on March 24th, 2011, it was my intent to quickly follow up with an explanation that the exhumed body was not that of Chief …

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Apr 07

Made Out Cherokee Claims

Oh, Oh, I put the “cart before the horse” on Monday when I posted the short article regarding “The Cherokee claims” appearing in The Gainesville News on May 22nd 1907. The following article appeared in The Gainesville News, 20 March 1907. Note: Several miss-spellings occurred in the article but have been transcribed as written. Made …

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Apr 04

The Cherokee Claims

The Gainesville News [Gainesville, Georgia], 22 May 1907. The Cherokee Claims. Congressman Thomas M. Bell has received notice from the Department of the Interior that the time in which to file claims under the Cherokee appropriation fund has been extended to August 31, 1907. those who have not yet made claims under this appropriation should …

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Mar 24

Chief Vann Remains Exhumed

“Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the Forsyth County News, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962. The remains of Cherokee Indian Chief James Vann, builder of the now famous Vann House at Spring Place, were exhumed Saturday from his grave in Forsyth County and brought to Dalton in a modern day …

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